Hello, All!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fox2112, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Fox2112

    Fox2112 In the Brooder

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    Hi Everyone!
    Thanks for the add.
    We are new to raising chickens. Just over a year ago my fiancé and I purchased a 200+ year old farmhouse on 9+ acres in upstate New York. We decided to try to move toward self-sufficiency or at least as close as suburbanites can get, and so this spring we are starting with laying hens. After much research (I have been accessing the plethora of chicken data here for the last month, so THANK YOU ALL for sharing your knowledge and experiences) we ordered some Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, and a few Rainbows. We are pretty psyched for the chicks arrival date (late April) and are getting everything ready. This weekend we will begin getting supplies for the coop (brooder is all but set up).
    Professionally, I am in the medical field and the old man is in insurance. We have an older once-indoor cat who is thoroughly enjoying the property and wildlife. We enjoy lots of hobbies including figurative sculpture and arguing over baseball (Let's Go, Mets!)
    We may chronicle our crazy journey, as we are new to much of the trials (and joys) of farm-ish life.
    Thanks again! We look forward to sharing!
    Trish + Dan
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    :frow Great to have new additions! :welcome
     
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    Hi Trish & Dan, it's nice to have you here!

    Best of luck with the new chicks, they are fun. If you would like to chat with other members in NY, here's a link to your state thread:
    New York

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    What an exciting time for you!
     
  6. GrandmaLorna

    GrandmaLorna Chirping

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    Welcome! Your homestead sounds fascinating. Once you start with chickens, you'll be hooked!
     
  7. jadip4

    jadip4 Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! Look forward to reading about your adventures!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :ya
     
  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :frowHello Trish & Dan! Welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
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  10. 007Sean

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    Howdy Trish & Dan :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     

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