Getting started!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CheckerCorgi, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. CheckerCorgi

    CheckerCorgi New Egg

    Jun 17, 2016

    My husband is retiring military soon and next week we are buying the family farm in FL and moving in! So excited. Partially because we can finally have chickens (and goats, and horses, and who knows what else I will sneak in!). My 8 year old son is obsessed with getting his own chickens (no joke, he asked Santa for chickens and wouldn't even ask for anything else!!) That said... I haven't had chickens since I was young girl and I remember next to nothing about how we kept them! Found this forum tonight and I am sure I will be asking a LOT of questions! Off to go start reading and hope to not get overwhelmed too fast. Thanks for having me!

  2. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    Checker corgi I am so happy your family is so into chickens! Ah the old ask Santa trick that 1 has been used in my family a couple times. I would love to welcome you to our roost! I am happy to see that you are already reading into topics! I would also love to thank your husband for his service to our country. If you want the best place on here for learning check out our learning center where there are topics all about raising chickens and your flock. When you get chickens make sure to post pics, ask as many questions as you wish, and good luck with the move!
    Justin :)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Cheryl, welcome to Backyard chickens. Is the corgi yours? We have many red & white Pembrokes in the area but, haven't seem any Cardigans away from dog shows.
  4. CheckerCorgi

    CheckerCorgi New Egg

    Jun 17, 2016
    Yes, the one in my profile is Jett. He is a total Momma's boy. Sleeping on my foot as I type. I also have a red brindle boy, Merlin. Merlin is a lover and I don't worry about him at all with the chickens. Unfortunately, I think I will have to be diligent with Jett. [​IMG] He has strong hunting instincts and a bad habit of chasing birds already.....
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Cheryl and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new home - that must be very exciting. I think i'd have a meltdown if i had some real space with planning a chicken empire [​IMG]. I'm sure that you will be asking Santa for chickens, along with your son in a few months time!

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre, and 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.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Best of luck with the move and the wonderful new start! If you're interested, we have a sister forum that focusses on farm animals and livestock such as goats, horses etc: Enjoy!
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Love the Corgi!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  10. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Hi and welcome to BYC I am glad you could join us.

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