I'm M and I'm from Phoenix, Arizona. I don't currently have any chickens but I plan on getting some once I have everything in my yard set up for them. I used to live in a condo so didn't have a yard of my own for 15 years, now I do and I want some darned chickens!
I've lived in the valley my whole life, born and raised. I'm doing a lot of research on which breeds handle the heat the best and plan on building the chicken coop myself, as I wish to learn carpentry it should be a fun project. My eldest brother already his his coop built and wants his own few layers.
As for me I want duel purpose chickens. Meat and eggs. I've... never slaughtered a chicken before... much less killed anything larger than a bug >_< but I want to learn to be more self sufficient and have control over the food I eat. To that end I also plan on having some raised garden beds!
I'm not sure how popular it is to discuss chickens as food is on this forum, given how many view them as pets. So I apologize in advance if that's a touchy topic.
I currently have one dog, Bilbo Baggins, six month old Australian Shepherd, Kuro, the black half-Siamese cat, Ichigo, fluffy Prince of the house and Vash, a fat old cat who loves everyone in the world.
In no particular order some pictures!
Kuroneko-Sama (in a scarf knit for my brother who lives where it actually can get a bit nippy)
And Bilbo Baggins (named by my Father)
I live with my Father who is retired, we're both disabled and Bilbo will be trained to be our therapy dog. He's still a puppy and Aussies are a willful breed so he's a handful to train!
Call me M or Deathspeaker, I've got a lot to learn and I'm happy to hear whatever details y'all can share with me :3