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

  1. kokopelliclay

    kokopelliclay New Egg

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    Hi!
    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

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    [​IMG]:yiipchick

    Best idea EVER!!!!
     
  4. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​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

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

    kokopelliclay New Egg

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    dawg53 Humble

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    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

    Imp
     
  10. KensingtonHens

    KensingtonHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
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    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.
     
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