Well, hello there...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LittleTreeGuy, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. LittleTreeGuy

    LittleTreeGuy Just Hatched

    Dec 9, 2016
    Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
    Hi all. I've been visiting the forums here for the past couple of months as my Google searches kept bringing me back here. :) I currently do not have any chickens, nor am I permitted to have any where I live (small town borough with an old ordinance). I am very optimistic that I will be able to change both of those statements in the months to come.

    I'm not sure why, or what sparked an interest in me about chickens, but something did a few months ago. I remember my great grandparents always had them on their farm, and even as a young 6 or 7 year old, I knew to stay away from that old rooster. LOL. I hadn't really thought about chickens much since then. Now, I'm doing internet searches, watching videos, looking at other city's laws/regulations, or reading about chickens whenever I have free time. I've become fascinated, and only hope that with good knowledge, a good plan, and time, I can persuade my local community to either 1. Change their ordinances, or 2. Allow me a permit to keep chickens on a trial basis. I'm not looking to start a farm, but would love to have about 4 backyard chickens (2 barred rock, 2 buff orpington).

    When I'm not learning about chickens, I spend time with my wife and son. I work in the IT field, so hobbies that get me out doors and involve some of the "simpler" things in life really please me. I've got a dog "Carna", a cat "Squeaker", a bearded dragon "Lightning" and a ball python "Lexi". I also enjoy growing and raising bonsai trees.

    Here's to hoping I have a chicken-filled future!! :)
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under LittleTreeGuy [​IMG] Welcome!

    I wish you good luck in your quest. I too work in IT and spend way too many hours in front of the computer .. my gals are the perfect excuse to spend time in the garden.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
  5. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome!! We were in the same situation... We couldn't have livestock in our subdivision. We got the rules changed though!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. My son and brother are both IT. I'm on the computer off and on most of the day (BYC) but, just tentatively know what I am doing.
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to the wonderful world of Backyard Chickens! I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

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