No idea what I'm doing

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wish2farm, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. wish2farm

    wish2farm New Egg

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    Hi! I just joined BYC and I am so excited about discovering this site! I do not have chickens! :(

    I live in a subdivision with restrictions and am wondering if anyone has ever had the experience of convincing a Homeowners Assoc. to change their restrictions to allow laying hens?

    If so, how did you do it, what were the major points of your argument that made the difference?

    I have zero experience in the care and maintenance of chickens/hens, but I really want my kids to have the opportunity to participate in 4-H raising chicks and possibly building a tractor. I've done a lot of research already and I think this website will really help me in determining if this is a good thing for my family. I can't imagine that it wouldn't/couldn't be.

    I would also like some feedback as to what I need to expect when it comes to raising chickens. My experience in animal care doesn't go beyond a parakeet and dog. So, any suggestions as to what my expectations should be in chicken care would be really appreciated!

    Thanks to everyone who reads this and responds!
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  3. wish2farm

    wish2farm New Egg

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    Thank you so much for this link! I've read it and think you did a great job providing information! I knew there were different breeds but didn't know the names of them. This is a great beginner's starting place!

    I hope I get some feedback from others about Homeowners Associations and their experiences helping them make changes to their restrictions...Maybe I should try to sell our house and buy land! :)

    Thanks, again!
     
  4. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems to be a hot topic right now cuz city ordinances seem too flip flop on the issue, which I find really crazy especially if u don't have any loud roosters. Even a rooster crowing a couple of times a day is less irritating than a constantly barking dog. ;-/. Good luck!
     
  5. dolphinlvr4

    dolphinlvr4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live just outside the city limit technically n I live right in the middle of savannah ga! Well, it's actually the unincorporated part lol
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you've joined us.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, wish2farm, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Hope you are allowed to have and keep chickens. Good luck to you!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with the HOA. [​IMG]
     

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