Hello from Barn Sweet in SE Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BarnSweet, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. BarnSweet

    BarnSweet Out Of The Brooder

    (1) My chicks are on order, arriving May 1st.

    (2) So, that means right now, I have zero, but hope all 14 I ordered will make the trip thru the USPS okay.

    (3) I've ordered standard pullets [​IMG]
    • Golden Laced Wyandotte
    • Dorking, Silver Gray
    • Orpington, Buff
    • Cochin, White
    • Faverolle, Salmon
    • Andalusian, Blue
    • Brahma, Light
    • Cubalaya, Red blue
    • Russian Orloff, Spangled
    • Rhode Island Red
    • Ameraucana
    • Campine, Golden
    • Maran, Cuckoo
    and an Egyptian Fayoumi (considering some ducklings [​IMG])

    (4) I think I found this site off feathersite (but might have been from one of the hatcheries I looked at or even one of the chicken websites or a book). I've been reading a bit.

    (5 &6) I have three ponies and three cats (at home on 10 acres w/Wick building that I call a barn and dh calls a shed - he grew up on a farm in downstate IL and I grew up in Chicago). No dog at the moment, last one was high maintenance and when she went [​IMG] end of '07, dh requested no more house dogs, so at Christmas we brought 3 kittens home from his brother's shed instead. They're barn cats [​IMG](around 30% of the time).

    I'm currently able to enjoy my home, property and pets. I used to work in R&D in the pharmaceutical industry. Have also worked as a vet assistant (small animal) and one summer as stable help at UofI's equine medicine building at the Vet school (when I was attending undergraduate school in Champaign-Urbana, a loooooooong time ago) We both went to school there so if you cut us, dh and I bleed orange and blue.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Welcome to BYC! I grew up in Wisconsin... it's my 'other' home. [​IMG]
  4. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2009
    [​IMG] I'm from WI. also my daughter will be starting vet schooling this fall. Have a great time on this site.[​IMG]
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Welcome! Orloffs are very cute and spunky!
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida!
  9. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    [​IMG] Both of my parents were born and raised in Kenosha! Still have relatives there.

    Sounds like you have a good mix of birds coming.... watch out the chicken fever is contagious and you'll be over run with chicks, and buying an incubator before you know it! [​IMG]

    Nancy [​IMG]
  10. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]
    My husband is from Appleton, WI.

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