Chicken Newbie in WA State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gscott, May 6, 2011.

  1. Gscott

    Gscott Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. My name's Scott. Well, what have I gotten myself into? I have been considering getting chickens, either layers or "eaters" for a couple years now. After driving past a nearby fellows' tractors this spring, I got nosing around the internet. Ended up here in the wee hours this AM, reading what I could about broilers. Well, I pulled the trigger! As I sit here I've got 20 1 day Cornish X chicks in a cardboard refrigerator box brooder in my garage. They seem happy so far. <fingers crossed> This is gonna be good!


    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Brand New!. Today.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Twenty.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Cornish Cross from Privett via Del's Farm supply. The only place I could locate them this late in the Spring. Arrived today, so they are 1 day old.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Googling

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Riding motorcycles, boating on the nice days. The other 330 days of the year I try to stay out of the rain.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Learning a lot, lots more to learn! Wish me luck!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Welcome to the chicken addiction, from Renton.

    Congrats on getting chicks.

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

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
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  3. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    Hi from NC [​IMG]

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I got my first ones on a spur of the moment whim about 8 years ago. Got rid of them about 4 years later...missed them tremendously...so I got a new batch May 2010. [​IMG]

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    6

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 buff orpingtons, a Barred Rock, and a black australorpe.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Googling

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I am an artist/potter/jewelry maker/woodworker/shrimp dealer.........

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I'm hyperactive, I've been married 32 years to the same man, we have a 16 year old, cat, my DH is a commercial fisherman, I sell his catch, I want more chickens.
     
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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You will be surprised how good fresh chicken really is. Are you planning on doing the butchering or do you have someone to do it for you? Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  6. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
     
  7. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from MN. I'm sure you'll love the forum.
     
  8. Gscott

    Gscott Out Of The Brooder

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    I expect to do the butchering myself. Not sure about the scalding and plucking tho. I like the skin, but seems so much easier to take it off. But I'm getting WAY ahead of myself (don't want to jynx myself) Got a couple months to go before I have anything resembling meat!
     
  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
     

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