So Cal peeps!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickieMart, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. ChickieMart

    ChickieMart In the Brooder

    Jan 14, 2015
    Hi, I am new to BYC and to raising chickens.
    We got our pullets back in August and spent the month of Sept. (in record heat!!) building our coop.
    We have quite the diverse flock: RIR, Ameraucana, White Rock, Black Australorp, Dominque, and a RIR/Red Star mix.
    The kids helped pick them out so that explains the diversity.
    I am curious as to people raising chickens in suburban areas (not rural) and if they have problems/conflicts and how they handle them?
    So far our neighbors are great and very interested in our new endeavor.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop

    Kelsie gave you a great link above - did you determine the regulations for your area and assure that your birds and coop are within the requirements of the ordinances you fall under? That's a big step with regards to urban chicken raising. Beyond that, any conflict that arises with neighbors can be resolved accordingly - some are more easily addressed and rectified than others - and, at the end of the day, this is where being sure you are within the legal boundaries for urban chicken keeping for your locality because if things can't be resolved in a neighborly fashion you can always fall back to the fact that you are legally covered and they can pack sand.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Sounds like you have an interesting flock there!
    Hope you enjoy BYC :frow
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    There are lots of members that keep chickens in their back yards even though they are not legal. I am not promoting this but saying that they do. They have spoken to their neighbors and they are all ok with it. Sharing eggs always helps. LOL So does not keeping a rooster. You know...all the crowing. But some people have come back to say that the police came to the door and ordered them to get rid of their birds. Never something easy to do! So I always recommend that members get complete permission before getting a flock so that it doesn't end badly.

    Good luck and we do welcome you to our flock!
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your flock! It sounds like you have some lovely breeds- my Ameraucana (actually, an Easter Egger) has been a very sweet bird and an excellent layer.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    It sounds like you have a wonderful flock!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    totally agree with OL Grey Mare
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.

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