Anxious to start raising birds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by catdaddy66, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Songster

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    HI everyone. My name is Bill and I live in Lugoff, a small town located near the capital city of Columbia, SC. I live on 8+ acres and am looking for something that will keep my wife busy as she is unable to work. She stated that she was game for trying laying hens so that meant I did all of the research and planning. I am currently waiting on 25 brown egg layers (5 each of RIR, BR, Australorp, Black Stars and Speckled Sussex) from Ideal hatchery, due to arrive 2/17/10. She thought I was getting 5-8 hens and nearly fainted when I told her 25 CHICKS! I have all supplies for the brooder(s) and have to build the tractor in the next 6-8 weeks. I have all of the materials but the weather is not cooperating at the moment.
  2. vstoltzfus

    vstoltzfus Songster

    Aug 10, 2009
    Lancaster County, PA
    Welcome!! I bet your wife is going to love her new hobby. I predict she will be begging for even MORE hens in the near future. Better make the tractor real big!![​IMG]
  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Good luck, seems like you have everything planned out nicely [​IMG]
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Bill! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! Your wife is gonna love raising her chickens! [​IMG] Enjoy!!! [​IMG]
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    congrats on joining us

  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Another [​IMG] from Washington!

    You're gonna love it here!
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Alaska

    Thanks for joining us
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    [​IMG] From Taunton, Ma one of the oldest cities in the county!!! [​IMG]
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    [​IMG] from Louisiana

    Good luck with your hobby i think your wife will love you for it
  10. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Hello, welcome from Texas.

    I bet your wife orders 50 next time lol. Chickens are so fun.

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