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Chicken Newbies in Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsSerfesME, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. MrsSerfesME

    MrsSerfesME Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2012
    Westbrook, ME
    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Kelly and my husband is Joshua, we have 3 kids who 12, 10 and 3 years and we are hoping, now that we own our own house, that we can raise some backyard chickens and a vegetable garden at least to start this year. My husband is a completely newbie to raising chickens, I grew up around family and friends who raised chickens, ducks and other farm animals, so I have some experience, but I am a novice. We do get some harsh weather in the winters in Maine so any advice from other chicken parents in colder climates is immensely appreciated. As of right now we do not have chickens but are trying to gain as much knowledge as possible before we get them so we are informed chicken people.

    We are hoping to give our kids an experience like I had as a kid growing up in the country growing our own vegetables at our house, and helping our friends, family and neighbors with their animals. I don't think enough kids get those experiences nowadays and many of them would have no clue how to raise even their own vegetables if they ever had to. My husband is also more of a "city boy" so I am hoping to teach him a few things also. Ha!

    I'm excited to get to talk to all of you chicken people and gain some valuable real life knowledge and experience raising chickens with all of you.

    We are also looking at guinea fowl and possibly some goats (in the future) so anyone with experience with them who has any advice is appreciated also. My husband hasn't heard the goat idea yet, but he will all in good time, we'll start with the chickens and guinea fowl first. hehehe

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  3. greymane

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  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck and enjoy. :thumbsup
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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. MrsSerfesME

    MrsSerfesME Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2012
    Westbrook, ME
    Thank you for all the warm welcomes! I am excited to be learning about my future chickens!

    I forgot to mention, my maiden name is Hatch, is that fitting for someone raising chickens? Maybe I should change back to my maiden name, though my husband probably wouldn't like that. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  9. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Hi && Welcome!!!

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