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Urban Chicken Keeper in the Making

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

  1. Alioop

    Alioop Hatching

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    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 Crowing Premium Member

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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Alioop, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Good luck in your coop building and spring chickens!! [​IMG]
     
  6. weimarmama

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

  8. ChickensRDinos

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    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

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

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