Hello from Central Oregon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MightyThor, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. MightyThor

    MightyThor In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2016
    My husband and I recently moved into a beautiful 10 acre small farm property in Bend, Oregon. Since we moved in mid-summer, we figured we'd spend the rest of the season cleaning up the property and getting ready to bring in animals in the spring. I'm particularly excited about the chicken coop. I've never had chickens before and didn't really know what to look for in a coop, but our real estate agent has raised them for years and was quite impressed with this one.

    Well, we were at the farm store the other day to pick up dog food and there were some leftover chicks from a custom order picked up that morning. And that's how I now have 8 little chickies peeping away in a rubbermaid brooder in the mud room. :)

    I am normally someone who researches and plans a ton in advance before I take on any project, so these little ladies are keeping me on my toes since I haven't yet done much chicken research. I brought home the essentials to get them started, and spent all day today reading threads here about raising these little girls. I'm really excited!

    My dog inspired my name here. He's a yellow lab named Thor, also known to the neighborhood as the World's Happiest Dog. He is very curious about the chicks and lays next to the mudroom door to make sure everyone is doing ok. I swear those chicks will think he's their momma.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, MightyThor, and [​IMG]. Happy you joined us! Well, you came to the right place for chicken research. BYC is one stop shopping for chicken smarts. Here is a link to The Learning Center https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    It will get you off to a fast start! Love your dog's name. My avatar is my chocolate lab. His name is Churchill. Best of luck to you!
  3. MightyThor

    MightyThor In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2016
    Thanks for the welcome! I'm devouring all of the content right now, in between watching my chicks. I already can pick out some personalities, they are so fun.
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    [​IMG] - great to have you onboard with us. Don't worry, you are certainly not the first person to get chicks on a whim. BYC is a great resource and the members are very helpful, so if you have a question then fire away!

    Best wishes
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sometimes impulse purchases are the best thing. I know I can overthink things to the point, I can't make any decisions.

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