Pennsylvania newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Farmettehopeful, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Farmettehopeful

    Farmettehopeful In the Brooder

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    Hello all! I am new to chickens (as an adult anyhow) and when I first started researching online, the majority of my info came from BYC so I decided to join so I can be prepared! I have already been in touch with a local through this site who was nice enough to let me go in on his chicks order so within the next couple of weeks I will have 3 barred rock babies! I am very excited, so excited that I went to my local TSC today (to get my shavings and adult waterer) and their chicks came in (RIR and white Leghorn mix I believe) but they wouldn't let me get 3 :-( Minimum was 6. Since they only had 10, I tried the "if someone comes in and gets 7 of them, you will only have 3 left, then what?" I was still told no lol. I live in an area where you can only have 6 if you have under 3 acres so couldn't get more :-( I have my brooder ready, coop plans in hand, and a member to what I now feel is a very important website!!! Thanks to all that have shared their experiences to help all of us that don't have any!!!
     
  2. [​IMG]Welcome to BYC! We got a couple from TSC Yesterday (silkie bantams) and nine ducklings. Does your ordinance say 6 hens or 6 chickens. Because a hen is a chicken of the speices 'gallus domesticus' and they have to be a year or older to be considered a hen. Younger than that they are a pullet (assuming it is female, otherwise it is a cockerel). So could you get a couple babies and keep the ones you want, and then sell the others when they get older?
     
  3. Farmettehopeful

    Farmettehopeful In the Brooder

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    The ordinance guy didn't specify that! I do believe it was chickens in general though because he said I could run into problems with noise ordinances if I got a rooster (which I'm not getting). I don't think it would be easy for me to find someone to take the extra ones anyhow [​IMG]But thanks for the helpful info! Hope your new babies are doing great!!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  5. Farmettehopeful

    Farmettehopeful In the Brooder

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    Thank you! Glad to be here!!!
     
  6. Balefire

    Balefire Songster

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    Welcome and good luck wir=th your new babies [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. HiddenHens987

    HiddenHens987 Chirping

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    Congrats on the new chickies and welcome to Backyard Chickens!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Farmettehopeful

    Farmettehopeful In the Brooder

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    Thank You all!!!
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     

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