Hello from Gales Ferry, CT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kvmommy, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hi everyone!

    Just to tell you a little about myself. I'm a navy spouse and my husband just got stationed in Groton, CT. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter and almost 4 mo. old son. We have 1 boxer and will soon have some little chickies! We bought our first house and its got an acre of land, so to my husbands dismay I have decided to raise some laying chickens. Not only are they adorable, but I hear fresh chicken eggs are delicious. I'm a city girl who's dreamed of the country life, so here's my chance to kinda have that. I have ordered eggs and have my incubator set up and waiting for my new babies. I have no experience with any livestock, poultry nothing. So all my info is gleaned from online and mostly BYC. I also plan on getting a husky but am nervous of their prey drive and hope that with early exposure and lots of discipline we can all live in harmony in my awesome new home. [​IMG]

    PS- my story of how I fell in love with chickens. When I lived in hawaii, I was about 7 when I went to this lovely park for the first time. There were chickens and ducks and other animals that just wandered around. This one fat chicken began following me around. She would sit in my lap and let me pet her for hours. She was the sweetest thing...I never knew chickens could be like that. And one day she laid an egg in my lap. Odd, I know, but it was such a touching moment, that she trusted me like that!! Ever since then I wanted one sooo bad.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm retired from the Navy myself, never stationed at Groton though.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Welcome to BYC. Just to warn you raising chickens is addicting.[​IMG]. So be prepared. I have only been in BYC for a short time. The information you will find on here is great. As are the people. Good luck and enjoy
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  5. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
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    [​IMG] from Ohio - thanks for sharing that story about the hen laying an egg in your lap [​IMG]
     
  6. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  8. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
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    [​IMG] The poultry addiction grows!

    Welcome from Ohio! [​IMG]
     
  9. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC and welcome to Connecticut! I'm a transplant as well and I love it here. Good luck!
     
  10. thefamilyflock

    thefamilyflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from E. Granby, CT.
     

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