Been in chickens for three years and I'm totally hooked!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Prairie Divide, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Prairie Divide

    Prairie Divide New Egg

    Jun 21, 2014
    I started my flock three years ago. I was incredibly lucky to have a great feed store that is truly interested in what the community wants. They take in account what breeds we wanted and allowed us starters to be able to get the breeds we wanted and not have to get a batch of 25. I started out with 15 pullet chicks and ended up with 15 healthy hens in the end. 6 Easter Eggers, 5 Cuckoo Marans and 4 Silver Laced Wyandots. I got them for eggs and they have produced for me wonderfully. Too wonderfully, I have given away so many beautiful eggs.

    This last spring I took my daughter to the feed store. Big mistake! We came home with a Jersey Giant pullet hen and two straight run Appenzeller Spitzhauben chicks. Then I researched the breeds... Now I need to get a second coop. My daughter has kindly offered her playhouse, which I need to convince my extremely busy husband to dig up and move over to the other coop and then to build a HUGE covered run. He won't like that last part.
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Ooh sounds like you and your daughter have caught the chicken bug. One plus another chicken equals more!

    Glad you joined and good luck with your projects.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Sounds like you both are thoroughly hooked on chickens!! Easy to do since they are so much fun to keep.

    Make yourself at home here and welcome to our flock!
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. It sounds like you have some really great people who run your feed store. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] the feedstore can be a dangerous place lol
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.

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