Greetings from Costa Rica!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DreamskapeCR, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Hello, all. I am new to this forum and to raising chickens. I hope to learn a lot so that in a month of so we will be ready to purchase some chickens!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Yes I am am a newbie. When I was a kid we lived out in the country and had chickens, but that was a very long time ago and I was very young so don't remember anything other then that. Now that we live in Costa Rica, I'd really like to try my hand at raising a few chickens for the eggs. I guess I'm still a country girl at heart. :)

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

    None yet, but would like 3 or 4.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Not sure what's available here. Most of the ones I've seen are brown or black.

    (4) How did you find out about

    Looking for plans on small coops.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Gardening, photography crafts and cooking.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I'm married with 3 grown children and 5 grandson's (no granddaughters sigh). We have two rescue dogs, a Basenji and a beagle/pitbull mix. and also 4 cats.

    Three years ago we moved to Costa Rica from Indiana and love the simplicity of life here. In the US we had so many things that we thought we needed, but here life is much more simple and you learn that you really can do without all the material things you had back in the states. If I had to compare, I'd say life here is much like the 50s in the US.

  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under DreamskapeCR [​IMG] Welcome!

    Thank you for a lovely introduction. I wish you all the best with your chicken venture.

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here if you have not already seen these in your search:

    I am not sure if Costa Rica has a local thread but if it does it might be found here, or you might want to start one [​IMG] ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. Welcome to BYC from Maine Dream!:welcome
    Best Wishes to you and yours.

  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings and thanks for joining BYC! :welcome. Great to have you aboard. Looks like Teila gave you a wealth of great links to explore so I'll just say best wishes to you and your future flock! :yiipchick
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thank you for such an interesting introduction, I wish you the best with your poultry plans. In addition to the links you've already been given, you might like to check out the Hobbies forum:

    It's nice to have you here!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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