BRAND NEW to BYC and SO excited about it!! :-)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cblakley0531, May 14, 2011.

  1. cblakley0531

    cblakley0531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi BYC Community!

    My name is Caty. I'm a 24 year old, stay at home Mom/Wife to my 1 year old daughter and husband of almost 2 years (we've actually been together for 8 as of last month! YAY!). I have had an interest in raising chicken since before I can remember! When I was younger, my interest in chickens was sparked when a close family friend had the cutest, small tractor coop with 4 chickens in it. They were the sweetest little things and literally jumped out of their coop to be held. I knew from then on I wanted to own some of my own. My Dad and I build a huge barn together while I was in middle school and I was promised the scraps from the build to starting working on building my own coop! Unfortunately, time got away from me and by the time I had a few moments to build a coop, I was off to college and my parents weren't really thrilled with raising chickens themselves, so it never happened and I had to put plans on the back burner for now [​IMG]

    We currently live in an apartment complex while my husband finishes up his degree in Business Management. As soon as he's done, we hope to move back to our hometown, get a house and start on all these fun projects we have planned out! We still have around 2 years before this will happen but it will be here before I know it! LOL! Plus, there's no harm in being prepared and educating myself on everything important there is to know about chickens for the next couple years, right?! [​IMG]

    I came across BYC because my interest in raising chickens was brought back to life when we visited a farming community and one farm that we went to had TONS of chickens that were all different breeds and ALL of them were so sweet and friendly. You could definitely tell they were all well loved. We visited with the gal that owns the farm and she was telling us so many different stories about all her chickens and she made me want what she had just THAT much more! All of the chickens were free range and she had about 3-4 large coops just all over the property, it was literally a chicken paradise! She has some ornamental chickens but most were layers because she's owns her own candy making business and uses her own eggs to make her goodies. You can just tell by talking to her that she really took the time to raise, take care and be with each chicken. It was completely awesome to see her love first hand and to just talk with her.

    My creativity has been on HIGH SPEED and I've been searching for ideas, tips, tricks, and information ever since we visited that farm....AND VIOLA...I came across BYC and I have to say, this is BY FAR one of the more informational sites I've come across yet. Not only that, I've become engrossed with all of your pictures of coops and information you've all posted on this site! THANK YOU for those of you that take the time to contribute to this site! Ever since I've found this site and looked through all the pictures of the different coops, I've been sketching and designing my own ideas ever since. IT'S SO MUCH FUN! HAHA! I'm already addicted and I only found this site 5 days ago! LOL!

    I look forward to chatting and exchanging ideas with all of you!

    --Caty
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    Welcome Caty your going to love it here [​IMG]
     
  4. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Sounds like you are gonna be a great chicken mama! Spending a couple of years learning and preparing, good for you! Glad you will soon (and you're right, it goes by quickly) be able to live out your chicken dream. In a couple of months I'll finally be able to live my dream as well, and it's been one heck of a long time comin'! But as with all things, when the time is right, everything falls into place!

    Nice to have you aboard!
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
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  6. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    Hi hello and [​IMG] from minnesota
     
  7. cblakley0531

    cblakley0531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much for the the "welcomes"!! I already feel so comfy here!

    dkvart1 YAY FOR YOUR CHICKEN DREAMS COMING TO REALITY!! WOO HOO! I won't lie, I'm a little jealous! [​IMG] I definitely wanted to make sure that we were prepared and not going into this blind like I would have when I was younger! Now, just trying to decide what laying breeds to get!!! My family is going to LOVE US for all of our farm fresh eggs in the future! [​IMG]
     
  8. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Don't be jealous! I've waited since I was 6 years old, after my first overnight at the friends of my parents who lived on a beautiful farm! I'm about to turn 54! I've waited WAY long enough! I already have friends 20 miles from where we will be moving, telling me they'll buy my eggs! They are really putting the egg before the chicken here!
     
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  9. cblakley0531

    cblakley0531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dkvart1 - haha you got me there! ;-) I've wanted them since I was about 6 also, and I'm almost 25 hehehehe [​IMG] You deserve to be a Mama to come chickies!!
     
  10. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    Quote:I'm happy you'll be getting there sooner rather than later! [​IMG]
     
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