Getting Started Again

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by McKinzieClan, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. McKinzieClan

    McKinzieClan New Egg

    Aug 18, 2016
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I grew up on an old (early 1900's) chicken farm where we had a small flock through most of my childhood (lots of leghorns). I was homeschooled and when I was 12, my dad - a high school science teacher - gave me a 4-year-long science project. I bought 50 rhoad island red chicks (they came in the mail!), had to raise them, create and execute a marketing plan to sell the eggs, purchase feed, do all the cleaning, herding, butchering of excess roosters, maintaining, and enjoying the broods of tiny chicks with their clucky mothers. My grandfather bought me a small incubator during that time. I purchased fertilized eggs and went through the process of hatching them. Those chicks followed me around like I was their mother. :) It was SO MUCH FUN. Now, almost 30, I'm starting again . . . on a much smaller scale! My husband and daughters (4 & 6) are excited to have chickens for the first time.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    We will be getting 4 this weekend.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    They will be cochin and ameraucanas.

    (4) How did you find out about

    It came up while searching the types of chickens we were considering.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Gardening, canning, homeschooling, & reading.

    We're looking forward to learning lots together on the forum.
    Thank you BYC!

    (Briana) The McKinzies
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Briana and welcome to BYC and thanks for the intro. Seems like its going to be a happy trip down memory lane, for you and its great that you can share the experience with your daughters. There's lots of threads on non-chicken related stuff, including gardening, cooking, baking and homeschooling (I think - not my strong point [​IMG]) so please check out the whole of the site, when you can.

    Best wishes
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and welcome to BYC! Good luck with your new chickens, and if you ever have any questions, always feel free to ask. Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Briana, hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do :)
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Great to have you aboard. :)
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC Briana! I'm glad you joined us and good luck with your chickens! [​IMG]

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