Greetings from San Jose, California :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DestinysChild, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. DestinysChild

    DestinysChild New Egg

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    Hey fellow backyard chickeners,

    I'm Chris. I knew a couple chickens in San Francisco, so when I moved to San Jose I thought, why not here too? I'm proud to introduce Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle to the community of online backyard chicken raising! Beyonce is a beautiful Buff Orpington, Kelly is a feisty Rhode Island Red, and Michelle is a loving Barred Rock hen. They were adopted at just a few days old in stinky Gilroy (just south of San Jose) and quickly began to establish a pecking order in their paper back on the drive back up.

    Since February, I've read a couple booklets about backyard chicken raising, spent countless hours online, and even visited my neighbor's flocks to get advice from veteran chicken folks. We were super lucky to find a disassembled chicken coop for FREE on craigslist from family that was moving away. I am currently building them a run enclosure for when the ladies are full grown.

    I look forward to sharing their progress and mine on here, and getting answers to (or offering solutions to) questions about raising chickens in urban areas on here.

    Regards from The Eggplant Tavern,

    Chris, Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hi Chris, so glad you and your new flock have joined us.

    Sounds like you have done your homework and already on your way to a fun adventure.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Chris and welcome to BYC

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Chris. Sounds like a good deal on the coop. Love the names for your girls.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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