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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kokopelliclay, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. kokopelliclay

    kokopelliclay Hatching

    Jan 3, 2011
    I am considering backyard chickens and am doing a little research to see if it is a good idea long term.
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] Ask any BYC member..... It's a GREAT idea! [​IMG]
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California

    Best idea EVER!!!!
  4. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] From Ohio

    Chickens are well worth the effort. One of the cheapest and easiest livestock/pets you can own. They give back almost daily, do not have to be eaten, will eat just about any table scraps you toss them, and if you must be gone a few days, just about anyone can look after them just for the eggs they gather from your hens.
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  6. kokopelliclay

    kokopelliclay Hatching

    Jan 3, 2011
    Thanks! I've got a house in suburbia and want to keep only 2-3 quiet : ) hens. It is legal in our city but the neighborhood covenant has some vague wording about nuisance activities, etc.
    I'm looking into coops now. I've got a natural area towards the back that chickens can scratch without worry. Any thoughts on keeping a structure permanent with a deep wood pellet base or making it mobile?
  7. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    Quote:"Chicken Tractor"
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    You came to the right place for chicken answers

  10. KensingtonHens

    KensingtonHens Songster

    Nov 30, 2010
    Quote:"Chicken Tractor"

    I'm in the same situation as you are, except we have less room! My dear husband build me a small coop and run.

    I have two hens and have had them about 2 months. The EE just started laying yesterday!! [​IMG] This sounded like a crazy idea when my family found out about it but know they want chickens!!

    Go for it! They are sweet things.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011

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