Bitten by a chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CrazyBirdLady, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    Salem / Redgranite
    No, I wasn't litterally bitten by a chicken... Figuratively bitten, since I decided a week ago that I want to raise chickens (and ducks and geese) and have been a bird brain ever since!

    A little about me: I'm married to a wonderful man that is willing to let me live out my dream of having a farm. We've been together for 7 years and married for 9 months, and although I probably won't get him to do anything with the animals he's my handyman/mechanic/builder/engineer/fixer-guy. [​IMG] We currently live in SE Wisconsin in a small neighborhood out in the "country" and I absolutely hate it. [​IMG] We have 5 dogs and I have a cat that I love and hope they won't eat the chickens.

    So I'm not going to raise chickens on my measly 1/4-1/2 acre plot in the flood plain where the mosquitoes will carry you away in the summer... We are fortunate enough to own a cabin and 5 acres about 30 miles outside of Oshkosh, WI.

    The plan: Hopefully within the next year I will have remodeled a temporary chicken coop (bartering it from our friend across the street) and run, and a year after that I will have hand-built at least one of two 8'x16' chicken coops and one of two 24'x24' runs. The chickens will free-range the woods on our property during the summer and access the run during the winter. Eventually I would like to have two coops for 50-75 chickens, and two runs to alternate run/garden. After that comes the pond and the ducks & geese.

    Refer to my username "CrazyBirdLady" for that is what I have become. That's okay with me! It's nice to meet y'all! [​IMG]

    Salem, WI
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  2. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

    Nov 25, 2008

    Once you get bit by the chicken bug, there's no turning back!
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Better watch out! It may turn into rabies. [​IMG]
  4. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    [​IMG] from Montana
  5. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca

    From California
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] from NC!
  7. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  8. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
    hello from indiana [​IMG]
  9. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

    Jul 17, 2008
    [​IMG] From MO!
    [​IMG] Have fun with you hobby! [​IMG]
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA

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