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Moving to RI .. with chickens!  RSS feed

 
N Eusuf
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Hello Eastern US permies, my husband and I are moving to RI mid August with 2 kids - 6 & 11 - and 4 hens. If anyone has suggestions on how to find chicken friendly neighborhood and housing, I would be grateful. Looking to get in touch with RI permies/gardeners. Thank you in advance.
 
Alex Lipinsky
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Hi there,

I just moved from Providence to Ohio, but I am fairly familiar with the urban farming scene in Providence. The West End Area, encompassing Westminster and Broadway Streets and including the Armory Farmers Market at Dexter Field.

To get in touch with people there, I would point you to Cluck! an urban farm store that has been battling with neighbors over opening up. The link below is their facebook page, they should be great people to get introduced to having chickens in the city.


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cluck/418635204850836

Best of luck with the move!
 
Annie Sires
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We lived in RI on the southern coast, half way between wEsterly and Narragansett. We have one acre and had chickens dogs, rabbits, turkeys, guinea fowl, and ducks. Western RI is more animal friendly as is Tiverton area. I know lots about the area and we still own a house there (looking to sell soon). We currently have tenants there. Let me know what questions I can answer.
 
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I moved out of RI after living there for 25 years. It ain't like it used to be. You're best off trying to stay away from the city areas and the surrounding spaces. The bad apples tend to keep themselves busy by wrecking nice things. I built a huge garden in my back yard and somebody wrecked it one night after they failed to kick in my door while I was away. The boot prints on the door matched the ones on my melons. That was in Providence. I had a nosey neighbor in East Providence that would knock on my door as soon as he was done cutting his lawn, asking me to please cut mine so they were at even height. He even went out in my lawn and cut the dandelions before they went to seed. I had better luck in some of the more isolated areas of the western and southern areas of the state. Most areas are building up so fast and the general attitude of the people has gone pretty sour over the last ten years so unless you're out in the sticks (few sticks left in RI) think about the security of your animals. Mostly from predatory people. That's what's driven me and a lot of young farmers away from RI. That and the cost of living. god forbid you have to cross the bridge. Tolls have gone from a dollar to four dollars just to cross the Newport bridge. AHHHHHHH!!!
 
Matu Collins
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https://m.facebook.com/messages/read/?tid=id.361657083966018&__user=1539690513#!/events/509779625773472?id=519221898162578&ref=m_notif¬if_t=like&actorid=100000204580362&__user=1539690513 s

Southern Rhode island retains its fine character and boy is it pretty.

We're having a festival here at our farm this Saturday, y'all are invited!

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