Want-a-be backyard chicken farmer

tooruthlss

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6 Years
Apr 23, 2013
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I'm so excited to have found this site. I've been researching, reading, and bugging my sister (seasoned chicken farmer) about raising chickens. I'm looking forward to learning from some seasoned chic magnets and rooster wranglers. Not sure whether I should take the plunge and get my chics before the coop or build (or buy) the coop and then get the chics. So, hopefully perusing the forum will give me more insight on what to do. Checked out local ordinances and home owners association and am good to go.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
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Aug 26, 2009
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Hurray you are over the biggest hurdle - the chickens are allowed.
 

redsoxs

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Jul 17, 2011
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Greetings from Kansas, tooruthlss, and
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! Happy you joined our community! I think you could get the chicks first and then build the coop - you'll have several weeks before they are ready for the coop anyway. Good luck to you and have fun!
 

tooruthlss

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Apr 23, 2013
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Thanks for the welcomes. Actually, my biggest hurdle is my NYC born and bred hubby who thinks I'm going to turn our suburbian 4 acres into a farm. I've shared articles on rooftop chicken coops in NYC. He's not totally convinced, but warming up. So, I'm thinking of suggesting goats as the alternative----not that I haven't thought of getting those too! I think he's more worried of how the coop will look. He is an animal lover and I think getting the chics first might just warm his heart a bit.
 

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