6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 6:50 PM

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:00 PM

Con: park ridge won’t let us have them. 😭

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:23 PM

Why would you ask on this site? Park Ridge residents aren't allowed to have chickens!

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:24 PM

I pet sit for chickens in Oak Park. The eggs don’t taste different. And not to be gross they were kind of hard my stomach and lower intestine. I can eat rocks and tacks and not have a problem. I stopped eating the fresh eggs.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:29 PM

My sister has them in West Dundee. a bit noisy, a bit smelly, initial investment to start up, they somehow flap over into the neighbor's yard, so someone has to chase them down, and despite people thinking they can survive a Chicago winter. it is truly too cold and need an indoor set up. And finally, it was about 18 months from purchase to egg laying.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:30 PM

Sara L Neiman not if you clean the coop regularly

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:34 PM

Pros: they are entertaining, fresh eggs every day that are better for you than store bought Cons: the poop and possible misinformed crabass neighbors complaining (which I am VERY lucky to not have. My neighbors are mostly awesome)

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:36 PM

NW Chicago HEN HOUSE

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:45 PM

You should post in Des Plaines or some other chatter site where chickens are allowed. You’ll get more feedback there. Here I asked once if my dad could get a seeing eye miniature horse for his disability and they wouldn’t even allow it for a disability. Said it was the same thing as chickens- a farm animal and none are ever allowed ever with no exceptions.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:48 PM

Ask Ashley Podunavac of course. The eggs from her farm are fantastic.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 7:51 PM

Thanks all for your help!

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 8:05 PM

You won't save money for one thing.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 8:17 PM

My in-laws have a neighbor who have them. Let’s just say, there are a lot more mice around now. And very noisy and smelly, especially when it’s 90 degrees out. LOL!

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 8:21 PM

I remember my parents would always get eggs from a farmer when we went up to Wisconsin. They were much better than store bought back then. Fresh is always better! Can anyone buy eggs from Ashley?

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 8:47 PM

Don Schroeder

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 8:55 PM

Chickens become your pets. You get to feed them your food scraps instead of throwing them away. You can use their waste as garden fertilizer. You treat them better than factory farm chickens will ever be treated. You know what you are feeding them, so you can trust the quality of the egg. You get fresh eggs, rather than weeks old eggs that have had their outer covering bleached away in the manufacturing process (and, thus, need to be constantly refigerated to make up for that). And, yes, the eggs taste way better.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 8:59 PM

If you are interested in backyard hens in Park Ridge, go to the Backyard Chickens for Park Ridge IL Facebook group and sign the petition! 🐔🥚 There are also many articles about the benefits of raising your own chickens & eggs. And, of course, no roosters! 🚫🐓

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 9:36 PM

Personally from up in pros. Heights you need the space chicken coops do smell esp of people dont care for them well where they are positioned and how the wind blows will either make your neighbors love you or hate you. On a double lot maybe okay but on the tiny pr lots probably not the best. they do attract nice as well if not properly cleaned and a friend of mine fence and shed caught fire after a heat lamp ignited hay over winter. Just word to the wise.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 9:57 PM

Fresh chicken or duck eggs have a much darker orange yolk and beat up way fluffier. I love cooking and baking with them. We get them from a farm.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 10:23 PM

Well, for starters, I'm pretty certain you can't have ANY farm animals in Park Ridge. When I was a kid, there was a neighbor who had a couple of kids (goats) and he had to get rid of them. Pretty certain I looked it up after seeing the city of Chicago still allows it, but that most burbs (at least those close in) do not.

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 11:04 PM
6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 11:14 PM

I hear you can keep pet bedbugs in Evanston and Rogers Park!

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6 months ago on 05/11/2020 at 11:18 PM

Saw this and thought it might influence someone.

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6 months ago on 05/12/2020 at 7:18 AM

Chicken is really good

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