Hello from Florida!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jenn77, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Jenn77

    Jenn77 New Egg

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    Hey all, my name is Jenn, and I am just in the research phase of my backyard chickens. I am trying to figure out now what kind of chickens I would like to get, and there are so many breeds it is a bit overwhelming. Also trying to figure out special requirements my coop might need. But I will ask those questions elsewhere...

    Otherwise, I am 39, I have a 6 year old daughter who is in kindergarten and loving it and a 19 year old son who is currently in the US Army stationed at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. Also I have a German Shepherd puppy and a Chihuahua. I am a full time student at FIT, and I also hold an AS in Crime Scene Technology. I spend my free time reading, playing pool, cooking, and when time allows I go to the range. My mother has a garden and so I am learning how to jar our produce.

    Umm... that's about it I guess... I am horrible at these introduction posts so I will shut up now :)
     
  2. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC

    I'm sure you will love it here as much as I do!!

    We also have a German Sheperd he is 4
    I have two daughter 4 and 7

    I'm really not too sure about what sort've chickens do well in the Florda heat...But a big welcome to you and congrats on your new chicken adventure!!
    So much fun!!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Jenn77, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! BYC is a great place for research! Below is a great chart that talks about breeds - might help you narrow your search...or make you want a whole lot of many different breeds!! Good luck and have fun!!

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Jenn, great introduction post - welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Jenn77

    Jenn77 New Egg

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    Thanks all! I have been busy doing research the last few days. I can only keep 4 chickens where I live, so I am going to get a couple of Buff Orpingtons and a couple Barred Rock Chickens. I have my coop design picked out and *hope* to begin construction on that this weekend, although I may have to wait til next week (sigh). I can't wait to get started!!
     

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