HELLO, first time chicken owner from Republic, MO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Delaney, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Delaney

    Delaney Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2011
    Hello! My name is Delaney. I live right between Republic and Billings, Mo. I have an awesome husband, 4 great kids, a pit/greyhound mix, 2 guinea pigs, 2 barn cats and 4 two wk old baby chicks. One is a RIR, still learning the abbreviations so I hope that's right, and the other 3 I'm not sure of yet...lol, bought them as Rainbow layers, so I am guessing that means we will have to wait and see. I have never had chickens before. I always wanted them, raised in 4-H but my parents said no as my mom hated having chickens as a kid, and finally got my husband to agree now that our kids eat eggs like they are candy. My husband found this forum when doing some research and I fell in love with it. It is great! I am learning a lot from here. I have my chickens set up in a brooder now and we are going to start making our coop this next weekend. We have an old one, but we are thinking it will be better to make a new one as this one is pretty worn out and rugged. We will be moving in Aug to a small 10 acre farm right outside Scotts City and have plans for a big coop for at least 30 to 40 chickens , if not more. We will be starting on our big coop this winter. I really want to get some eggs and try hatching some, which I have plan to do in a couple of weeks. I have definitely learned from reading on here how chickens can be addicting. I am looking forward to making new friends and excited to learn more from people on here. Hope everyone has a nice weekend!
  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    Hatching is so much fun. Your kids are going to love it!!!
  3. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3


    Welcome to BYC! Man, this is so weird, but I live very close to you! [​IMG] I live in Billings myself. [​IMG]

    Good luck with the chickens! [​IMG]
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
  5. Delaney

    Delaney Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2011
    Quote:Wow! What a small world. My kids actually go to Billings schools. We live right on the lines that divide Republic/Billings schools.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2011
  6. Delaney

    Delaney Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 14, 2011
    Thanks for the welcomes. It's nice to see that I am not the only night owl on here...lol Oh and my kiddos already do love the chickens. They each picked one of them. My kids are 9, 6, 4, and turning 2 on the 19th of Oct. They each named their chickies so we have Stinker cause she has white stripes down her back, Lisa, Lani from Surf's Up cause she looks like a penguin, and Moe Moe my baby's nickname for hers. They are very excited to hatch eggs, so I hope being new at it, the outcome turns out positive.
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
  9. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from FL!

    I love the names!
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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