Newbie looking for information on getting pet chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Spacie-chick, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Spacie-chick

    Spacie-chick New Egg

    Feb 13, 2017
    we are looking at possibly buying a house in Jacksonville, North Carolina and are hoping to have pet chickens and rabbits. Not sure what kind of chickens to buy or building the coop but excited about the idea. We've had rabbits for years but never tried chickens. Any help is appreciated. Especially curious if there any laws that might put a stop on this
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Spacie-chick [​IMG] Welcome!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here if you do not already have any:

    Sorry, living in Aus I am not able to help you with local laws, but you might want to also pop in and say hello on the local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best of luck. I hope you are allowed to have chickens, they are so much fun!

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Teila has given you some great places to start your chicken education. Good luck with all your plans!
  4. Spacie-chick

    Spacie-chick New Egg

    Feb 13, 2017
    Teila thanks for the great starter information. I'll check them out.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great links from Teila already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It's best if you check the local laws in your town or village, to see if there are any restrictions on having chickens. Welcome to the BYC flock [​IMG]
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there, and welcome to BYC! I am so glad you joined us, please make yourself at home here! I think you'll like it! :frow


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