Brand new to BYC and New to Chicken Raising Also!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kathiesgarden, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. kathiesgarden

    kathiesgarden Out Of The Brooder

    Hello everyone,

    I have been thinking about getting some chickens for a few years now and as soon as the coop is finished, the 12 pullets I found through a local source will be moving in! Yay, can't wait. Hubby is almost finished building the coop. I am a total newby to chickens so please excuse my ignorance in advance.

    I live in Eastern Wasshington on about an acre with my husband. We retired in 2010 after running a construction company for 25 years. I also worked as computer applications manager for a large health care provider. We have six kids, now all in their 30's and five grandchildren. Two of the grandchildren stay with us before and after school and we're all very excited about the new chicken adventure.

    I have gotten so much information from this site (before joining) through googling my chicken questions that I thought this would be a great place to get started. I am looking forward to a getting acquainted.

  2. dianeb423

    dianeb423 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2015
    Hi Kathie. I'm new here too. I'm a teacher we hatch our in school n this year I couldn't resist keeping six. I love them. Find them peaceful and can't wait for my eggs. I named them all. 5 hens 1 rooster which I love hearing him crow. My 5 yr old grandson learns so much n loves them.
    Enjoy and welcome
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Kathie, very nice to meet you. Welcome to Backyard chickens. Have you visited the very informative Learning Center? It's a great start for a chicken education. What breeds will you be getting - chicks or adults?
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Kathie, [​IMG]

    How fun to share raising chickens with grandkids! You all are going to have such an adventure.

    If you would like to meet other members in WA, you can find them here:

    And if you have your chickens before the end of October, think about entering a picture or two in the contest in my signature line. It will give you a chance to show off your new flock and your g-kids!

    Thanks for joining us!
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy! Glad you stopped by!
  8. bowray

    bowray Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    Welcome, I am sure you will be happy here. I know I am
  9. kathiesgarden

    kathiesgarden Out Of The Brooder


    Thanks to everyone who replied to my introductory post. (I am not very experienced with blogging, so please bear with me while I learn.)

    I wanted to get pullets for my first time with chickens because I thought they would have a better chance of surviving my 'chicken learning curve'. (lol) I found a woman nearby who was selling pullets in the breeds I wanted and figured that would be a good way to start. I am mainly interested in egg production (right now) so I got leghorns, buff orpingtons and white rocks. I am not getting a rooster at this point, but because the pullets I'm getting have been raised together, I am hoping that they will be used to one another and will make the transition smoothly.

    Right now, my husband and I are building the coop and run and I am reading up on chickens. The grandkids are really excited and I think this is going to be fun for all of us. I have a lot more experience in gardening than chicken keeping, but will learn as we go!

    Again, thank you all for your kindness and replies to my post. I look forward to being a part of BYC!

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  10. kathiesgarden

    kathiesgarden Out Of The Brooder

    Hi, glad to meet another new member!

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