Having some fun and enjoying the process...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 98662Chix, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. 98662Chix

    98662Chix Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Good Afternoon All,

    I am Susie - diligently doing my research on possibly adding some chickens to my household plethora-of-pets. I raised two chickens when I was in 4th or 5th grade for a class science project - two eggs were hatched from an incubator my Mom rented from OMSI for my class. I was tasked with the weekend chick-sit responsibility, and to give them a permanent home as they got older. We never went for getting eggs out of the chickens - heck, they may have been roosters - we didn't know as they went back to the Southern Oregon farm we got the eggs from (my Mom's friend owned it) once they reached the two months old.

    Currently I don't have any chickens yet, but I hope to in the near future. It was pretty easy and fun 35 years ago and I figured if I was successful when I was 8 or 9 years old (and knew nothing about raising chickens) I could be successful again... this time, I'll just be a bit more informed. Thus, one of my reasons for joining the forum.

    I live in Vancouver, WA, and of course, we have a 3 bird limit we are allowed to keep. Compared to my neighbors across the river in Portland, Oregon, my fenced yard is HUGE (100 x 130). I know I have enough room to give some girls a good healthy life - lots of buggies and room to roam. I want to be mindful of the logistics of the Coop and my neighbors. Also, I have a cat and dog that are included in the mix. Both are 12 years old, mellow, and tolerant of everything - even of the wild bunnies [​IMG] that make it into the back yard sometimes. I just want to make sure there are no... accidents.

    I've bought a few books to read, and have recently stumbled upon the Urban Farm Store in Portland - thankful I have some excellent resources at my disposal. I've been poking around BackYarkChickens for a while and decided to add it to my 'tool-box'. Plus I love checking out all the pictures of Coops folks have built - the ideas are great and the information has been invaluable.

    Enjoying myself already,

    Susie [​IMG]
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You've come to the right place. There are a lot of great folks here. [​IMG]
     
  3. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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    [​IMG] from Oklahoma Susie! [​IMG]
     
  4. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome aboard, Susie! Enjoy the forum! [​IMG]
     
  6. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC. Hope you enjoy the site and return often.
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hi Susie and welcome to BYC! I'm sure you will once again have a successful flock. Good luck finding your girls and building a coop! We actually bought our chicks first before building a cool.[​IMG]. Having a flock of chickens is a wonderful experience. I've never had to go away from this site for information. BYC is the perfect place to lean about chickens. I hope you like this site as well as I do. It's very nice to meet you.[​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. alabamayardbird

    alabamayardbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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