"Daddy, we're CHICKEN FARMERS!!!!!"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dbaeunn, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. dbaeunn

    dbaeunn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2013
    northeast, Pennsylvania
    SURPRISE! ..Mom's the chicken farmer!
    Being a SAHM I am the "sole provider" for our newly acquired hens & "Roost". Along with 2 children (ages 4 and 2), I am no chicken farmer. Lol- Living in a non existent rural area in NEPA, I hope all of you can bare with me to help with any questions or concerns I have to eventually become the "chicken farmer" my daughter thinks I am.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, dbaeunn, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Hey, everyone was a beginner once! A great place to pick up some great information is the Learning Center link below - the links there contain a wealth of chicken learnin! Good luck and best wishes!

  3. dbaeunn

    dbaeunn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2013
    northeast, Pennsylvania
    Thanks. I am definitely going to need it!
    I have one chicken Ive yet to fully understand.. and she jst so happens to be my favorite.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills. :frow

    I started with 8 chicks, one of which was an accidental rooster.... And now I have a flock of fifty-some chickens, twenty-some Cayuga ducks, four turkeys, five geese, and a peacock. Had I not discovered BYC, I really wonder what horrors my poor flock might have suffered....

    I'm curious - what is "a non-existent rural area in NEPA?"
  5. dbaeunn

    dbaeunn Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2013
    northeast, Pennsylvania
    Population 100

    -- I am originally a city girl and moved into this area 13yrs ago. I knew nothing but "Chickens poop eggs" (the way I explained it to my daughter), my hubby tried to give me some general background on them. I found myself "Googling" every single question imaginable and it always brought me to BYC forums. I figured; if my daughter wants to be a chicken farmer, I should be able to answer every question imaginable she asks, and be able to take care of them to the best of my ability being the hubby sometimes doesn't make it home for a day or two.

    We have 9 total. 5 Reds, 2 Barred Rocks, 1 Barnevelders? (is there a shorter name for this chicken) and a Rooster.
    Currently talking "Dad" into a Silkie [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC from the other side of the river.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]they also call them "Barnies,"
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!

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