Hello, chicken people! :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JeneaneBee, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. JeneaneBee

    JeneaneBee Hatching

    Oct 10, 2013
    Near Denver, Colorado
    Hi, everyone! My name is Jeneane, I live near Denver, Colorado, and we're getting chickens in the spring. [​IMG] My grandmother in Greece has a full homestead, and ever since I was very young, in the back of my mind, I've wanted one of my own.

    I've been married for almost 10 years and my husband and I have two children - our son is 9 and our daughter is 7. Might as well tell you about our pets, too. Three cats and an Australian Shepherd dog. And two fish. :) We've always had a garden but chickens didn't come up seriously until a few years ago when we started really looking at our food quality and sources and wanting to be a lot more self-sufficient. I have quite a few books on raising chickens, beekeeping, and self-sufficiency in general.

    We couldn't have chickens where we live, soooo I got a beehive. I'm in my second year of beekeeping, and so far it's going well. I've been looking at property where we could have a full farm/homestead but right now, it's just not going to happen. About a month ago, I found out we CAN have chickens, and I've pretty much gone crazy planning it all out. My husband is going to build the coop in the spring, and I've already lined up where I'm going to get at least a couple of the chickens. (Ameracaunas)

    Well, I'm going to continue reading posts and articles here. Nice to "meet" you all! :)

  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    Hello and welcome.[​IMG]
  3. Welcome!! I've had chickens since around 2009 and I am now considering adding honey bees next year - are they pretty easy to take care of?

    It's always fun planning out something new. Enjoy the planning process!!
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

    Jun 21, 2009
    [​IMG]Hi From Florida.

    Glad you are joining us! Chickens are a fun adventure!

    It is sooooo " Eggciting" too!!!!!

  6. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Songster

    Aug 22, 2013
    College Station, Texas
    Hi Jeneane, Greetings from Texas. Ameraucanas (or Easter Eggers) are one of my favorites. They're friendly, smart and curious and fun to watch. Your kids are sure to enjoy them too.
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Don't forget the fluffy cheeks! I just love those fluffy cheeks!
    1 person likes this.
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined! [​IMG]
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  10. Butterprint

    Butterprint Chirping

    Oct 10, 2013
    Denver, CO
    Too funny how similar our stories/backgrounds are! I'm a Denver native. My husband and I are on our 2nd year of beekeeping, and about to keep chickens. So excited!

    We've hived two swarms now. One died (so sad, suspected CCD) and the other has been absolutely BOOMING with production. We are expecting honey next year. I hope!

    Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

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