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Hi from San Diego

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New in town. Howdy! 

 

(1)  Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

 

After 6-7 years of flirting with the idea of getting chickens we jumped on the bandwagon about a week ago. We are really having fun with it so far but also becoming more and more aware of how little we know. 

 

We live in the city of San Diego, so these are city chickens. Thanks to the amazingness of City Farmers Nursery, which has been in City Heights for 30+ years, backyard chickens are pretty much normal. (Our neighbors even have a turkey!)

(2)  How many chickens do you have right now?

We have five chicks born 5/4/2016. Since they are out in our garage we've got them on Ustream, you can take a peak here

 

 


(3)  What breeds do you have?

Three Rhode Island Reds and two Barred Plymouth Rock

(4)  How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

I was googling around thinking... "There has to be a group of people somewhere doing this." Really thankful to have found this group, we don't know anything. 

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

We are outdoor people. We moved to SoCal in 2008 and have pretty much fallen in love with everything SoCal. I'm into kayak fishing the bays and Pacific coast. My wife is into hiking and running. Whenever we have free time we find ourselves drawn to the water. Right now, we're addicted to taking our dogs to the beach. 

 

(6)  Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

We've been married almost 19 years and have 3 kids spanning 10 years. Besides the chicks we have an adult indoor/outdoor cat, Lovely, who keeps the rodent and lizard population in check. We've got two dogs adopted from local shelters. [On Instagram as Hellomurray

 

We both work from home. My wife runs customer service for an online weight management company and I help lead a coaching and publishing company. 

 

We look forward to learning a bunch. Next on our agenda is building the coop! 

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Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Aww....your babies are adorable!! :love I hope they bring you the greatest of joy.

 

Make yourself at home here and welcome to our flock! :-)

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #3 of 7

Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi and welcome to BYC - many thanks for the intro and congrats on your new flock.

 

You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads. 
 
This link may help you for the moment.
 
 
You may wish to consider joining your state thread  as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
 
All the best
CT
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Thank you for the welcome. Learned a ton already! 

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:thumbsup

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