Hello from Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by diggergal, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. diggergal

    diggergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a new member but have been "creeping" (not registered) the backyard chicken site for at least a year. I have learned so much about chickens. I grew up on a farm and we had chickens but I paid them no attention. I was much more interested in our horses and cattle. Now I am an old married women of 30 years and a recent empty nester. My two boys 25 and 22 have flown the coop. Our 14 year old blue heeler dog recently passed away. [​IMG] So just me and my husband.

    We live in a housing addition but recently purchased property zoned agricultural that borders our home. We have bought a small shed and hope to convert to a small coop to house 8 to 12 chickens. I have learned so much on this site. My husband makes fun of me when he finds me on the computer reading the "chicken site". But he is listening and helping me build and design our coop and run with all the great advice found on this site.

    I love to bake and garden but had little time raising two active boys and running a business. I now have a bit more time and would love to have fresh eggs to use in my baked goods.
     
  2. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to the site! There's so much info here it's crazy here. I converted our shed into a coop and I had alot of fun doing it--You'll have a blast! Congratulations on hubby getting you a shed for your coop [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from another from Illinois. Glad to have you here. If you need chickies I will be hatching come spring. Maybe sooner!
     
  7. diggergal

    diggergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Sheila3935, We live about 3 hrs north of Decatur. We have relatives in Mt Zion and go your direction several times a year. What kind of chickens will you be hatching in the spring?
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Welcome!
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I'll be having Welsummers and maybe Spitzhaubens if things go the way it should be! [​IMG]

    Sheila got some nice chickens!!!!!!
     

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