Chicken Mom-to-be in NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nczookeeper, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. nczookeeper

    nczookeeper In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    Hi, I'm Vickie

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am so brand new to chickens, and so excited! My brother is putting the finishing touches on a chicken tractor he's building for me(showed him pics of ones I liked on the internet) and it should be done by Wednesday [​IMG]

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? None, but plan on 4

    (3) What breeds do you have? Uncertain about breed(s) still reading - so many choices. Want docile birds who aren't noisey, and are good layers. If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears! Also trying to decide whether to get baby chicks or a bit older, so reading up on pros and cons to that.

    (4) How did you find out about Google

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I confess I am addicted to the game Castle Age on Facebook - so I suppose that's my hobby.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I live in central NC, I've been married for 15 years, no children - but we have furry children (soon to add feathered children to our family) I'm a canine behaviorist, and an AKC CGC Evaluator, so I'm very passionate about dogs - currently have four. I do quite a bit of volunteer work, all of it for non-profit organizations dedicated to humane welfare.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010

  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to BYC from an imp in Washington.

  5. tarheelmama7914

    tarheelmama7914 Chirping

    Aug 27, 2010
    Claremont, NC
    hi, my new hampshire reds are quiet and so are my sex links which are said to be some of the best layers
  6. nczookeeper

    nczookeeper In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2010
    [​IMG] Thank you for the warm welcome. I've read a ton about owning chickens over the past few months, but there is nothing like being able to ask someone specific questions. I'll become good friends with the "search" feature, I'm sure.
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Welcome from AZ! Congratulations on your impending chickens! [​IMG]

  8. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    Hi from Lincoln County NC!! we have a good assortment of chickens here and I have found that they all can be noisy at times. but docile would most definitely have to be the Buff Orphington. and nice big eggs too! Leghorns are egg machines as well, but not really snuggle friendly (that I have noticed anyways). my barred rocks and red sex links are the noisiest of the flock!

    what part of central NC are you?
  9. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    [​IMG] from ct
  10. Adora

    Adora Chirping

    Aug 27, 2010
    Southeast NC

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