Greetings from Southern NJ!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greenbottle27, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. greenbottle27

    greenbottle27 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Southern NJ
    Where: Salem County, NJ about 1 hour from Atlantic City. I am in Carneys Point to be exact.

    Pack: the cutest toddler ever, 2 rescued retired greyhounds, one hairy hairless chinese crested cancer survivor, one big-boned lazy cat, one fantastic tolerant husband

    What me: I work for a magazine publisher in Wilmington, DE (Wed-Fri) rear my toddler and am a volunteer in the greyhound rescue community. I am OCD, only drink Heineken (and prefer it room temp.). My favorite color is orange but somehow only wear black. I have cut and donated my hair to children with cancer and plan to do it again in November. My car is always a mess with dog hair, lip gloss and tote bags. I am a facebook addict.

    What DH: Owner/operator of a hardscaping/landscaping business. Spare time is spent as a local high school football coach and being a fantastic father! Comes from a big Italian family, is very old school and can be border line boring? He is also not computer savvy [​IMG]

    Why?: As we all stand in the kitchen doing our thing, I open the mail. "Oh look honey, TSC has chick days tomorrow - after church we can help you pick out some cute chicks!" My DH quickly responds that he has always wanted some chickens and guineas......WHAT?!!?! Well, that was all I needed to hear. Off I went, lurking on message boards, reading books and stalking local farm stores. After confirming he was serious, I found a local guy to make me a coop at a very reasonable price. So reasonable when I pick up my coop next week I'll give him a case of beer with my last payment! I took his standard coop and made some modifications. I'll post pictures when it is finished. I plan on jazzing it up myself. I eat about 6-9 boiled whites a day as I am getting into running and prefer a high protein diet. The fact I can help control the bugs, get great fertilizer and support my egg habit makes me VERY excited!!

    So, here I am. Coop being custom built and no chicks. Which is where you experienced peeps come in [​IMG] I'd like input/advice (positive or negative) on my game plan.

    I will post my questions accordingly to keep this to my "introduction". I participate in a greyhound message board and know as a moderator that it is appreciated to stick to the topic [​IMG] I look forward to making some new peeps and getting greyt advice and pointers from y'all. My "city" friends are so excited and can't wait to see my pack grow.

    Family at Dewey Beach, Delaware
    Julie & Frank with Anthony on dad's shoulders
    Gabby & Gina
  2. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  5. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Welcome, from Minnesota.
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  7. greenbottle27

    greenbottle27 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Southern NJ
    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    Sadly I might have to rethink this whole chicken thing from reading/receiving posts. I can't have 2 chickens destroying my yard (it is small) this might be pretty short lived for me [​IMG] I'm bummed.
  8. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    [​IMG] You can always move to a bigger yard area like alot of acres Chickens are fun!
  9. greenbottle27

    greenbottle27 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2011
    Southern NJ
    Quote:More yard = more chickens = more compost = bigger garden = more kids to eat the veggies = oh, let's not go there [​IMG]

    Yes - would LOVE a farmette it just isn't in the cards.

    I think I'll just run with it and take the beat down form the DH when the time comes. He'll fall in love - just like I suckered him one, by one will all 3 dogs [​IMG]
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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