Greetings from a newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msmindylee, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. msmindylee

    msmindylee Hatching

    Aug 13, 2010
    Hi all, looking forward to meeting you and learning from you in this new endeavor.

    My husband and I are so new at this we don't even have our chickens yet, haha. But we are setting up the henhouse/coop and should have our girls in the next few days or so.

    Let's see, me in 25 words or fewer... not possible! But I'll try to keep it brief... I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, my husband is from New England but moved to SF in 1980. In 1998, we decided we were sick and tired of living in the City and not being able to afford to buy a home (even though we were making pretty decent money) so we did a little investigating and ended up in Nevada County, gold rush country. We now live in a decidedly rural area with a little bit of land - as much or more than we need. We have no human kids, but over the years we've assembled two dogs, two cats, and six goats - and now we're planning to add a couple of hens to the assembled masses.

    I work in a community college library, and my husband is in sales. In my spare time (when there is any) I enjoy performing in community theatre, singing a cappella music, doing beadwork, watching movies, cheering on the San Jose Sharks hockey team, cooking, and exercising, not necessarily in that order.

    So nice to find this group. Can't wait to get into this fun with the feathered ones!

  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster 8 Years

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome to BYC!!! This is the place to be to learn all you need to know about chickens. You'll love it here!!
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] from Pride, La.

  4. WestEndHen

    WestEndHen In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2009
    Welcome to BYC. We're new too.[​IMG]
  5. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Songster

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    [​IMG] Hello from NC!
  6. colada584

    colada584 Chirping

    Jul 15, 2010
    Gardiner, NY
  7. Welcome welcome!

    It sounds like we have quite a bit in common! My husband and I are just starting the whole chicken thing, and we are clearing out a coop this very day. I have found so much help on this site, and I can't wait to get started. I do have one human baby [​IMG] A little girl named Autumn, who is 10 months old. We also have a pug pup, a bird, fish and can't wait to start chickies! We live on a three acre plot in NH, and we are so happy we are blessed with such a nice place!

    See you out there!!!
  8. chicknduck

    chicknduck Songster

    May 21, 2010
  9. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] from Maine [​IMG]
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007

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