# of chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peep 1, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. peep 1

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    Hello all
    So how many hens can you have if you live in napa county?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You can contact your fellow members in Napa County at either https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=napa+county or https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you and ask them. Also you might want to post on our Local Chicken Laws and Ordinances section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/37/local-chicken-laws-ordinances-and-how-to-change-them. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting chickens in Napa County.
     
  3. peep 1

    peep 1 Hatching

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    Moving from city to country property. Which is better chicken wire or hardware cloth to use for fencing around my coop? The chicken wire is a lot cheaper but is it as secure?
     
  4. Michael OShay

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    It's not even close. There are a number of predators that can tear through chicken wire, or squeeze through the openings in the mesh. Hardward cloth has saved chicken owners a lot of tears. It's more expensive than chicken wire, but it's still cheaper than replacing your flock.
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Never use chicken wire on any external parts of the coop or run. Predators can rip and chew right through that stuff. I know hardware cloth is not cheap, but keeping your babies safe is priceless.

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X3 chicken wire, although it has chicken in it, is not good to use for securing chickens. It has big holes and isn't very strong. Hog panels and hardware cloth are a much better bet.

    Depending on your community, usually you are aloud to keep 2-8 hens.
     
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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  9. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! What breed of chickens are you planning on getting?
     
  10. peep 1

    peep 1 Hatching

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    Thanks everyone. Doing a little research I found out that the number of chicken you can have in the city is 6. I am wanting to get Orpington, New Jersey giants, and americana (sp). I will also look at designs some of you have suggested.
     

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