Excited to be starting my flock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HisBoog, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. HisBoog

    HisBoog In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2018
    Upstate SC
    Hi y'all!!!

    I am gonna go ahead a say that the introduction is not my most favorite thing to do...but I am excited about being here so it is making this a little less painful

    I am a 30-something wife and mom to three boys! My husband is Deputy at our local Sheriff's department and I am a "newbie" stay at home Mom. I worked in insurance until this past October when we reached the point that I could stay home. I grew up in the country on a small farm, but moved "city side" after high school. We bought a small piece of land just over two years ago, and are slowly making it our farm!

    As I mentioned, I grew up around chickens, and a lot of other animals...but I am nervous about starting my own flock. I tend to over think, over research, and make everything over difficult So I am here for advice and education!! We currently do not have any chickens or chicks...or even a coop. When we bought our land it came with a coop, but it has since been taken apart. We have kept the reusable materials (mostly wood and hinges for doors) and plan to start the construction of our coop using that plus other materials we have collected. This is my project as I am the one that dying to have chickens and fresh eggs for me and all my boys. So our goal is egg production and pets, more than meat chickens or breeding.

    I am looking forward to picking as many brains as possible to make sure I chose the right breeds for my flock. As well as, hopefully, make some new friends along the way!!
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC

    Here’s a good link where you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  4. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

    Feb 6, 2018
    Hi Hannah
  5. TomZilla43

    TomZilla43 Songster

    Apr 23, 2017
    White House, TN
    Hello and :welcome. So glad you could join us:frow. Raising chickens is definitely enjoyable and there are plenty of friendly and knowledgeable folks here to give solid advice.
  6. techbsmith

    techbsmith Chicken Hoarder

    Mar 3, 2018
    Glasgow, KY
    Howdy - welcome! I'm fairly new here myself, the folks here are super friendly and lots of great information.
  7. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Hello and welcome to BYC!!:frow
  8. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Hello and welcome! So glad you decided to join us!
    ronott1, Joeschooks and 007Sean like this.
  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

    May 8, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Best wishes for a successful flock.:jumpy

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