About to embark on a great chicken adventure.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Deep fried, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Deep fried

    Deep fried Hatching

    Jan 20, 2013
    Naples. Fl
    Hello everyone,

    My girlfriend April and I recently bought our dream house with some land, and the makings of our farm began. She wanted a Peacock, which we will be getting this Summer, In our quest to find a peacock we met a woman locally who raises them. We checked out her coop and it was also built for chickens. Then we were at the local feed store, and April and I saw a bunch of chicks. We thought it would be fun to get some for our 3 boys. I was just wrapping my head around the whole peacock idea, and now we are on to chickens. However, I love to garden, so the idea of having animals that produce one of the best fertilizers for free was not a hard sell. Plus we both love to cook, and what better to cook with than fresh eggs.

    We found this site in our travels for coop ideas. I have been on here several times since then, and figured I would join. I have my plans for how I am going to build my coop and hope to start soon. This past Saturday we went to another feed store where locals sell their farm animals, and we met a wonderful lady who hatches regularly. April and I agreed that we would head out to her place, when we are read to purchase our chicks, instead of buying them in a store that has them shipped in from commercial hatcheries. We like to support local businesses. We have never had chickens before, and are thankful there is a site like this, where people share their wisdom and passion for us to learn from. We have already learned a great deal and look forward to the resources provided here.

    Thanks for all the help. Let the chicken adventure begin!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Utilize the resources that are here, and your involvement with poultry keeping should go well. Best wishes to April and you. [​IMG]
  3. Deep fried

    Deep fried Hatching

    Jan 20, 2013
    Naples. Fl
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra foothills!

    What a great score to find local chicken-keeping folks with chicks to start your flock. Later, as the addiction, errr, hobby, err ... As your interest in More Things Chicken grows, you can always augment your flock with hatchery chicks of breeds you don't possess....yet.

  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, deep fried, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our poultry community! I like the idea that you are supporting someone local. Best of luck to you as you begin your chicken adventure! [​IMG]
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  10. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Songster

    Jan 16, 2012
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!

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