First post!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amandarenee, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. amandarenee

    amandarenee Just Hatched

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    Well hey!

    I'm Amanda, and I've been stalking about this forum, gleaning fowl information, for a few months now, and have finally actually made a profile. :) I live in Mesa, Arizona, and purchased my first house last spring. I have what is considered a huge plot of land for cityfolk here, 1/3 acre, and have been scheming to get a chicken coop for months now. All of the research I have done both here and on other websites has made me realize that I would be better suited to starting with quail, and am in the process of building them some hutches. My house was a fixer-upper, so I have a *lot* of experience with tools and DIY'ing, which is coming in handy for saving money on starting my flock!

    I am also working on planting a wide array of fruit trees and bushes, and hope to be able to finally start a vegetable garden in the fall! My ultimate goal is to have myself a nice little homestead that provides at least half of my food during the growing seasons. :)
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Amanda, congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard Amanda. It sounds like you are having lots of fun.

    Having tools and tool skills is my favorite part- being able to figure out ways to (seemingly) make things work better and making my own things instead of buying them.

    As for fruit trees, my advice is to buy from a commercial supplier. The stock is so much better and reliable.

    I dont know much about quail.. But it sounds like you will be an expert soon. Good luck!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Amanda. Do you know the "Other Backyard Poultry" forum above also has thread concerning quail, guineas, ducks, etc. If you have any questions the quail folks should have the answers. Welcome to BYC
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Amanda. Glad you decided join to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your homestead.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, Amanda! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Good luck with your new adventure.
     
  10. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     

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