Urban Chicken Keeper in the Making

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alioop, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Alioop

    Alioop New Egg

    3
    0
    7
    Nov 23, 2012
    Hi all!
    I'm a Central New Yorker who's come down with a bad case of chicken fever, thanks to a couple friends who have recently gotten into chickens. I've also been getting interested in the move towards urban sustainability. I live in the city (and love it!), but I think I was meant to live in the country! I don't want to move, so I'm turning my backyard into a little piece of farmland!

    I hope to buy some chicks in the spring, I'll probably order them. Boyfriend has volunteered (read: I volunteered him), to build us a nice roomy coop and run, and we plan to give the birds access to our fenced-in yard while we're home to watch them. I've been advised to seek out quiet breeds, as I'm going to be chicken-keeping in stealth mode. My city is a bit unclear on whether or not chickens are allowed, though I know of others who have them.

    'Til then I'll be lurking, maybe popping in with the occasional question, while I continue to do my research!
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    43,515
    465
    486
    Dec 22, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,056
    7,619
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,823
    1,202
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Alioop, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Good luck in your coop building and spring chickens!! [​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    137
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,217
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,242
    208
    208
    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Hello!! Welcome to BYC. I am a chicken keeper in Los Angeles who is also getting into urban sustainability and homesteading including aero and aquaponics. I am currently building a greenhouse with tilapia tanks. If you ever want to chat urban farming feel free to PM me.

    If you are uncertain call your local animal control and they should be able to give you all of the zoning information. Good luck!!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    490
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by