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cadence4u

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Backyard Chickens
« on: July 23, 2020, 09:52:32 am »
I have raise chicken for their eggs for many years! Just recently got some new baby chicks!

I heard the back yard chicken are on the rise! With many people are laid off from work, they
are getting baby chickens to raise.

There are several different chickens you can get!  https://www.google.com/search?q=baby+breed+chicken&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwioq43H6uPqAhUzFjQIHamnCZAQ_AUoAnoECA4QBA&biw=1903&bih=880

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 11:49:27 am »
That sounds kind of fun to me, I wish I had the yard for it. With whatever it costs to care for the chickens, is it any savings compared to buying eggs?
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 12:23:51 pm »
For some reason, raising chickens is illegal within the city limits of our town.  I love chickens. 

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 02:17:41 pm »
lots of my friends raise chickens and they love it!
I am not a chicken person plus i live in a condo.
When she stopped she really missed them but shortly after she realized how much time she spent taking care of them. They were very time consuming. :rainbow: :peace: :wave:
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 10:38:36 am »
I have raise chicken for their eggs for many years! Just recently got some new baby chicks!

I heard the back yard chicken are on the rise! With many people are laid off from work, they
are getting baby chickens to raise.

There are several different chickens you can get!  https://www.google.com/search?q=baby+breed+chicken&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwioq43H6uPqAhUzFjQIHamnCZAQ_AUoAnoECA4QBA&biw=1903&bih=880

It is still cheaper to just buy eggs.  If you have chickens you need a place to them to live.  Unless you live in the country far from others you have to keep them corralled. You can't just let them run loose.  So you need a coop and a fenced in area.  You also have to buy food for them.

For some reason, raising chickens is illegal within the city limits of our town.  I love chickens. 

Because you live in the city limits.  Most places it is illegal to have farm animals inside the city limits.  I have some neighbors a few houses down that have chickens or they use to.  I use to hear a rooster but have not in a while.  Got a lot of new neighbors in the area and somebody may have complained.  I think you can have chickens in the city limits (on your own property) but not a rooster.  I have another neighbor that just got a goat.   That probably is not legal either but he keeps in on his property so I don't see what difference it makes.  I thought about seeing if I could borrow it so I did not have to mow. LOL

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 02:07:13 pm »
My grandparents lived on a farm and raised lots of chickens and they are a lot of work

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 03:57:48 pm »
Kudos to those of you that are able to do chickens.  It is more than I am able to do.  I just like to grow veggies
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2020, 08:19:51 pm »
One of my grandsons tried it for a while and ended up hating chickens. He says they're really mean.

I used to think it might be fun but I've changed my mind about that.  :turkey:


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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 03:16:25 am »
I use to have chickens and they were a lot of fun, they take lots of time and you have to buy feed for them.  Eggs are cheaper, once we get another dog we will get chicken again.

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 04:26:42 am »
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Used to have them in my neighborhood  and could hear the rooster all day long! ( fallacy that they only crow in the AM ) but haven't heard them in awhile, maybe it died!

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 12:16:00 pm »
One of my grandsons tried it for a while and ended up hating chickens. He says they're really mean.

I used to think it might be fun but I've changed my mind about that.  :turkey:


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Depends on the chicken. My niece had a couple she carried around like a puppy.

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2020, 08:42:19 pm »
Awesome! I miss when we use to have chickens.
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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 11:44:51 pm »
My friend owns some chickens sys its a great way to save on eggs. Idk to be honest. I guess it could be but depending on the type of eggs you buy it could be. Eggs average from a good amount of range of prices. Guess it be cheaper depending on what you already get

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2020, 12:03:51 am »
I wish I could rise chicken in my huge backyard but I can't even keep cactus alive how much more for live animals.

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Re: Backyard Chickens
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2020, 01:21:29 pm »
Two people in our neighborhood have tried to petitioned for our homeowner's association to allow chickens to be raised within the neighborhood. The effort was met with a resounding "no". The homeowner's association runs a tight ship and is one of the reasons why we moved to this area. The thought of hearing roosters crow at early hours of the morning (even though I wake up before roosters) and the clucking of chickens was not pleasant. Chickens would also attract more predators to our neighborhood and we have already seen a large number of small cats and dogs disappearing. We have a fair amount of open space that provides romping grounds for coyotes, raccoons, skunks, owls, hawks and occasionally eagles, mountain lions, bears and a moose was spotted once.

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