This is my second time posting this. Seems my first post is somewhere in the interwebs. If this posts twice, I apologize. To follow the suggested questions, I'll list my answers below.
Me, my wife, and daughter (16 months old) are very very new to raising chickens. we have 8 chicks in our little family and we are getting ready to move them into the coop (which I still have not completely finished)
The breeds I am not real good with so please excuse my misspellings. We have 2 Buff Orphingtons, 2 barred sex link, 3 Ameracuanas, and one I can't remember, we call her Roxie that's all I know.
I found this site through the tons of googling I've done on raising chickens. This site along with all the forum posters are a treasure trove of information to newbies like me. Thank you!!!
We just bought a house on a 13 acre farm, so my hobbies have pretty much just included taking care of the house and getting it in the shape that we want. But when I'm not chasing small chickens around the backyard, I am into woodworking although at a very basic and hobby level. Although I've done some neat stuff on my wood lathe.
Since, I've already told you about my family I'll move onto other pets. We have two pups. A toy poodle and a Westie. They are awesome, but they are not real thrilled with the new chicks. I work in the space industry where I fly satellites for the military. Sounds a lot cooler than it really is, but since I retired from the Air Force I had to rely on what I knew. Matter of fact, that is how I ended up in New Mexico.
I really look forward to getting to know some of you chicken experts. Seriously, thank you for the information you have already shared with me!!!.