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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by acountrychick, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. acountrychick

    acountrychick In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2008

    I started reading this forum this past spring when I had planned on getting some chickens. However, plans went awry and we didn't get them. [​IMG]

    So, I have been away from here for a while, but I plan to get chickens this coming spring for sure.[​IMG] It seemes like a good idea to use the remaining fall and the winter to read and research and be gathering what I will need. That way I will be prepared when I do get the babies.

    Most likely I will just get four or five chickens. I eat lots of eggs, so when they start to lay it will be a treat.

    I am married to a great dh and we have a 9 yo old dd whom I homeschool. She will be helping me to plan for the chicks as well as helping to care for them. She is a member of 4H but has no interest in doing a chicken project. We just want to enjoy them and reap the benefits of fresh eggs.

    I look forward to learning more and am counting down until I can order my chicks.[​IMG]

  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    hi! [​IMG]
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    hello and welcome to the world of poultry! [​IMG] Once you dive in you'll never retuuurnnn ... [​IMG]
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Welcome to BYC! You will love it here. There is alot of knowledge and support. I could not have done it without my BYC buddies!
  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
  6. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    I don't have chickens now either, I'm planning on the Spring as well!
    Come on Spring!!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    Before I ordered my first chooks, I wore out a catalogue looking at the different breeds. [​IMG]

  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    There's no membership rule here that says you have to have chickens RIGHT NOW to belong to the BYC community. We'll accept you and want to talk to you all the same. (BTW, I don't have chickens at the moment, myself... [​IMG] It's kind of hard when I live in a townhouse!).

    See you around the forum!
  9. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    if a city slicker like me can raise chickens with the help of this wonderful bunch...anyone can... [​IMG]

  10. tamlynn

    tamlynn Songster

    Nov 5, 2008
    Torrance, CA
    Welcome! I am fairly new myself. I bought some random baby bantys last spring. I should have done more reasearch on breeds first because one in particular was really loud and I got reported to animal control. Now I am petitioning the city to keep chickens. BUT anyway, its going well. We also started homeschooling this year and I want to get my kids into 4H. small world.

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