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Thinking of Raising Chickens on Long Island

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by annelongisland, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. annelongisland

    annelongisland Hatching

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    Hello all, I am considering getting a few chickens to raise in my backyard. I live in Babylon on Long Island. Does anyone raise chickens in the area? I'd like to visit a backyard setup and pick your brain. Also, anyone in the area have a favorite chick and supply store? Thanks in advance.
     

  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Drop by the learning centre for some great articles on getting started with your chicken adventure. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck with finding other chicken people in your area in the link NorthFLChick has left for you.
    Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Greetings! Welcome to BYC! Feel free to browse around the site. It is a great resources and I'm sure you will find answers to all your questions here!
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your chickens.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.
     

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You'll save yourself a lot of heartache if you check with the city or town hall and find out IF it is legal to have chickens FIRST. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Good luck with getting your first flock. Do follow drumstick diva's advice and check ordinances first. For ideas I would suggest spending time in the coop/run sections, there are so many great examples there. And do explore the learning center articles. There may be some coop tours in your area, try a google search? But, just because someone has a coop and chickens doesn't always mean they are the best example to follow, research it for yourself to see what suits your style and offers the optimum way to raise your flock.


    Feel free to ask questions, we are here to help.

    Hope you can get your own flock.
     

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