Hello From Northern California!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hennypenner, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. hennypenner

    hennypenner Hatching

    Good morning! I grew up in Hayward/Castro Valley with chickens, ducks, rabbits and horses, and it is good to see that some folks still do the kinds of things we did way back in the 60s. I live in the Richmond Hills these days, about 10 minutes above Berkeley and on the rim of Wild Cat Canyon, with my husband and two sweet kitties. Two spirited little granddaughters visit from time to time and are "chicken-crazy." We have a small-ish fully fenced and gated back yard, and nice garden that lacks only a few little cluck-clucks to really feel like home. When I'm not dreaming about chickens, I am a web developer and a published author struggling to get back to work on my second novel.

    I am starting a backyard flock after being away from chickens for many years. Not sure how much has changed generally speaking, but for sure, there are way more bantams than I remember there being years ago. I am interested in learning as much as possible about bantam easter eggers and/or bantam ameraucanas and am open to learning more about other large-ish bantams that you may know about. I am particularly needing information about size, laying frequency and disposition.

    I have a small-ish city-style yard with close neighbors on 3 sides and will be starting with three small layers, or possibly 4 bantams, but no roos. I keep going between getting red star/sexlinks and bantam hens. I'd like to find some of the larger bantam layers or the smaller LF layers, or perhaps a combo of the two.

    It was great to learn of this group. Just browsing here the last few weeks has really been helpful. I look forward to "meeting" you all and learning from you, too. :)
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Hello, [​IMG] from South Carolina!
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    [​IMG] From another Nor Cal Gal! Born and Raised in Santa Rosa, Now temporarily Living in Chico, Ca, the Pit-O-Hell [​IMG] , LOL...... I miss the Bay area sooo much..... [​IMG] No Offence to my fellow Chicoens, it's just not home here, and I really don't feel safe where I am (two blocks from the Butte And Chico Dorms... [​IMG]) Plus I have a Crazy ex tennant coming around threatening my life, my Husbands life and our Dog & Cars, [​IMG] . Wow, I got off track fast... LOL... Anyway Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  5. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    Welcome. Glad to see more Northern Ca. People on here.

  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Welcome to you and yours. Used to live in SF myself. long time gone.

    So glad you're getting chickens! Lucky grandkids and yay for you!
  7. Chew593

    Chew593 Songster

    I was raised in the East Bay and am currently near Yuba City. Nice to meet you and your chicks!
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  9. [​IMG] I grew up in C.V.!!
  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC

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