Another newbie here---this time from Georgia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GaChicklette, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. GaChicklette

    GaChicklette Out Of The Brooder

    64
    6
    36
    Feb 27, 2017
    Rockmart, Georgia
    Hey all,

    Just popping in to say hello and let you know I am officially shadowing the forms for a bit since I am THAT new. We are in the process of building a chicken tractor (well..... after the green house for seedlings--husband priorities!). Once the tractor is done I'm told I am allowed to get my chicks.....and its killing me!

    We will likely start with about 4 hens and 1 roo

    As far as intros-

    We live on our farm in North-West Georgia, having just moved here in September, we have been slowly getting things ready for spring. I also have horses, and a new colt so that makes my time a bit stretched at times....but love it!

    I'm looking forward to learning and sharing once I get my chicks!


    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    16,991
    5,273
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!!
    The wait can be torturous, but you can use that time filling your head with all things chicken so that you are as prepared as possible when the big day finally comes.
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under GaChicklette [​IMG] Welcome!

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Best wishes to you and your flock when they arrive.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  4. shearches

    shearches Just Hatched

    16
    8
    18
    Feb 27, 2017
    Commerce, Georgia
    NOTHER newbie from GA too! Waiting for my first shipment of chicks from My Pet Chicken [​IMG]
    Anybody else use them?
     
  5. Lfulvipes

    Lfulvipes Just Hatched

    22
    4
    14
    Feb 12, 2017
    [​IMG]

    I love Georgia! Lived in Macon for a time.
     
  6. GaChicklette

    GaChicklette Out Of The Brooder

    64
    6
    36
    Feb 27, 2017
    Rockmart, Georgia
    I'm feeling the real torture---and trying to research as much as I can...preparation is a good thing---but torture...no!!



    G'day Teila!! I will definitely take a look at the local threads too!!! Thank you for the good idea!

    Yay GA! I'm thinking about using them but haven't so far----also thought about just going to Tractor Supply....



    Heyas Lfulvipes!! Macon is a great place!!! Loving my place out here in the country!! Its amazing!
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,834
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! Good luck on your coop tractor build and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
  8. shearches

    shearches Just Hatched

    16
    8
    18
    Feb 27, 2017
    Commerce, Georgia
    My Tractor Supply got very limited breeds. They got a California White which I had never heard of , black sex linked, and some Barred Rocks.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,400
    10,079
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Unless you need a rooster for fertile eggs to hatch or sell. The hens will be very happy without one especially ,in the narrow confines of a tractor & they won't be overbred or damaged.

    The rule of thumb is 10 hens per rooster. Less than that & they will be greatly overbred, especially since they cannot run & hide from him. They will lay just as many eggs though not fertile and will be much less stresses.

    Predators can be able to overturn a tractor, or dig underneath and still get an easy lunch.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

    34,271
    10,224
    656
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    A big welcome to both new members from GA!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by