Hello from Central Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chriscat, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. chriscat

    chriscat Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2008
    Central Illinois
    I've been lurking a year or so, and have learned a lot from reading everyone's posts.

    I used to raise silkies, and also had a flocks of welsumers, barnevelders, and marans when we had our farm. DH had a job transfer, we sold the farm, and after five months in our new location, they transferred him back here! This time, we bought a house on the edge of a small town, so I have to be careful about the amount and type of birds I get. I'm looking for some quiet, calm, easy keepers! Is there such a thing?

    My husband recently built me a coop/tractor that will hold about six hens comfortably. I can't wait to fill it! I've got a couple of Spitzhauben pullets so far. And a couple of silkie chicks that will be kept in a separate pen.

    I've tried hatching some eggs this spring, with no luck. I think it's time for a new incubator, but I know if I get one, that I'll end up with too many birds! I don't have any self control when it comes to poultry, LOL!
  2. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    [​IMG] from North Central Mo!
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. chriscat

    chriscat Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2008
    Central Illinois
    My fourth baby was born in Madisonville. We lived in Loudon at the time, and my midwife was located in Madisonville. We loved it down there, it was so pretty!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois
    [​IMG] from West Central IL. [​IMG]
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
  9. ilroost

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2007
    weldon il.
    welcome i am in central il. also just south of weldon
  10. RileyDog

    RileyDog New Egg

    Mar 30, 2009
    Welcome,I am from IL. as well. About 30 miles south of Effingham.[​IMG]

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