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hello from MA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Elissa707, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Elissa707

    Elissa707 New Egg

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    [​IMG] hi im Elissa707 or Elissa or 707 or whatever. im a highschooler in Massachusetts and was going to be gettting chicks this spring.. but its probably going to be more like this summer now, because my grandpa is too busy and i need his help to build the coop and run. and im stilll working on saving money... so im now currently a lurker on BYC and BYH. i plan on being a farm vet and author (fiction) after college.. and my fave animals are goats, chickens, ducks, and dogs. in no particular order. i also want to own a farm (i actually have a full list written up of every animal, mini cows, goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, bees, dogs, cats, and maaaaybe sheeps (sheep? whichever one is plural)) ive been lurking here since.. sometime in june, so i figured id stop being creepy and make an account.
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If you are in a hurry to get some chickens, Whitmore Farms near Gettysburg is having a sale going on. They have beautiful birds!
     
  3. Elissa707

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    i really want to, but my parents said i absolutely can not get any chickens until after the run and coop are done, because ive been known to sit and play with my pets when there is more important work to be done (ie, homework, projects) [​IMG] i was looking at ordering from Meyers, because they can sex the chicks at day olds (with reasonable accuracy) and my grandpa said no roos. i want to get a australorp, a silver laced wyandotte, a easter egger, a welsummer, and a faverolle. im on the eastt coast, about an hour from Boston... and i cant find gettysburg on this map.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. I have ordered from Meyer's many times and they have always sexed my chicks correctly. [​IMG]
     
  5. Poo On My Shoe's

    Poo On My Shoe's Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Elissa! I'm a newbie that has been lurking for quite some time as well! Make sure you check this show out https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=420808 Not exactly sure where in mass you are, I know you said an hour from boston but not which direction [​IMG] I have family in Melrose and Wakefield which are both just a few minutes outside Boston. Even if you can't get any chickens now you might be able to find a local breeder at the show and get some quality chicks later down the road. I wish I waited to get better quality chicks, don't get me wrong we have fun with our hatchery flock, just wish they were even close to their standard. I know my DD and I will be there looking for a breeder we can get some hatching eggs from!
     
  6. Me & My Peeps

    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Elissa!! Welcome to the forum! I live about an hour from Boston as well.....in Palmer. Lots of good folks here and there's not a question you can ask, that somebody doesnt have the answer for.

    Take it slow and dont worry about having to wait. Even adults struggle with doing their chores, before playing with their birds!! (at least I do)
     
  7. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello to BYC I hope you have fun on BYC it is a great place from North Carolina
     
  8. abbypeaches

    abbypeaches Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the forum! I grew up in W. Bridgewater (30 miles SE of Boston). I hope you get your coop built so you can get some birds soon!
     
  9. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Elissa,
    There is a swap and meet in Westford Ma the 1st sun of every month(except July and august because of heat).The Northeastern Avricultural Society(NAS) meets at the Westford Sportsmens Club on West St the 1st sun of the month,it starts at 8:am.www.nasbirdclub.org,for info and directions.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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