Eggstra, eggstra!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beanbrew54, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. beanbrew54

    beanbrew54 New Egg

    Apr 26, 2016
    Austin, TX
    I've recently taken up gardening and am totally new to keeping chickens. I have to get a coop and get that set up and build an enclosure first before I get chickens. I met someone who has experience with caring for and raising chicks who recommended this website. I plan to start with 2-3 chickens. My goal is to have fresh eggs everyday.

    I just recently retired from education and social work, so I have a lot more time to work on new hobbies like gardening, raising chickens, and yoga in addition to past hobbies like needlework/sewing projects, reading and travel. I still need to work part-time to have enough money for all these projects and hobbies!

    I have a cat, Gretchen, and a dog, Mija. I have two grown sons, one lives here in Austin and the other one is in Virginia. I love the music and dancing we have here in Austin!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sure you will really enjoy your new chicken adventures. They sure are lots of fun and you can't beat the fresh eggs. The learning centre has some fabulous articles that will really help you keep your new birds happy, safe and healthy. Here is the link if you have not already popped by ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions. Everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. Think about getting a coop big enough for more than 2-3 chickens to save you a lot of work later when you add to your flock. Space recommended is 4 sf per chicken in coop (floor space) and 10 sf per chicken in the run.

    Sounds like you have some nice hobbies.
  4. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2014
    canon ga
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to our community - glad that you have joined us.

    I wish you all the best with your new chicken adventure, and rest assured, BYC will help you out should you need it.

    Best wishes
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. I think you would enjoy subscribing to your state thread. Just put Texas in the search box and it will box up.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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