Future Chicken Wrangler In South Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MomsGoneMild, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Hello! I am a stay-at-home Mom to 3 growing, growing, ...almost gone kids (20, 19, 13). I am super happily married to my third grade crush who patiently and curiously goes along with most of my whims. Had the bright idea the other day to raise a handful of chickens for eggs and companionship (ssshhh). They are already looking at my like the crazy chicken lady. : ). Anywhooo so i was browsing for Cabanas (my husband would never tolerate a coop, so since we are in Miami I sold him o nthe idea of a chicken cabana) for my future chickens. Long story short, i have no idea what I am doing. I am giving myself 6 months to research and plan, then another 6 months to build my cabana. If all goes well we will be qualified chick parents just in time for Easter! If all doesnt go well, we will spare the little darlings and move onto the next big adventure. We LOVE animals and will only do it if we know we can do it well.

    As you can see i am pretty darn excited to have found this group! I know I will learn alot here, and I am positive I will get honest and true feedback and suggestions as i go along on my journey to the big "E" day of 2013. I will post pics and random wandering thoughts to my page as time moves along. This will be FUN!

    Xoxo Annmarie
  2. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome from Pennsylvania! I'm new here too, have 4 kids, 2 dogs, a cat, and a very indulging husband. As if that weren't enough I decided over the winter that my life would not be complete without chickens. I spent all winter researching and planning, this was going to be done with ORDER! Well, in the spring you can get chicks from Craigslist, local feedstores, private breeders and farms. ORDER went right out the window. I got the fever. The Gotta Have It's. So now I have three brooders (for the different breeds, and age groups. I'm rushing my indulgent hubby to get the coop finished because my laundry room stinks(those babies are ready for the outdoors). I sit in my yard during the day watching them all explore like it's a chickie daycare. People absolutely call me the crazy chicken lady, and I couldn't be happier. I'm even raising a small flock for my pastors farm. It is worth it and highly rewarding. I hope your experience is just as much so. Once again WELCOME.
  3. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Up State New York
    [​IMG] Welcome ! I am very certain you will find all the answers to your questions here.. So Many very informed people ready to Help !
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Hi && Welcome!!!
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
  7. 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. :thumbsup
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

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