Hello from northern Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SewingMom, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. SewingMom

    SewingMom Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    Hi, I'm Laura. I live in northern Illinois.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes, I don't have any yet. I'm a wannabe chicken mama [​IMG]

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None yet, hoping for 3 or 4

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Still trying to select a breed that I'd like but I'm looking at Delaware because I've read they are good layers and quiet.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I was just Googling backyard chickens to get some info and learn and came across this site

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Sewing, cooking,

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I'm a homeschooling mom to 6 kids, wife to one great guy. We live in a subdivision now but hope to buy a small farm in the near future.
    I'm hoping to learn lots from all of you here and be able to contribute to knowledge someday.
  2. CookieChickens

    CookieChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    Hello Laura!

    I'm new to BYC as well. Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know you aren't the only one!
  3. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Laura, I am in Central Illinois, about 55 miles East of St. Louis just off of I-70! I don't have any chickens yet, but have the lumber, or most of it, for the coop next spring and hope to have it up and done by June and the chicks ordered and in the brooder by May. You will LOVE this site, everyone is wonderful, we talk about a lot of different things and the moderators are great about keeping us in line!!
  4. SewingMom

    SewingMom Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    Thank you both [​IMG] Sounds like you also have very full houses!
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
  7. gardenangel

    gardenangel New Egg

    Oct 16, 2010
    Hello, from Rockaway Park, NY!![​IMG] I am also new to the site., and new to raising chickens. I just got my 9 chicks from mypetchicken.com
    I am very happy, they are so beautiful they where hatched on Oct. 17. I received them on Oct. 19 and to now, 10 days later, what a difference
    they seem to grow so very fast. My husband and son are building a chicken coop for them. When I was searching on the internet I came about this site, and I saw how informative it was, and I saw some of the chicken coops that their members had done and I took some hints for our coop. Which hopefully will be done soon.
    by the way, my name is also, Laura

    Happy mother of 3 wonderful children, 4 adorable grandchildren, 1 good husband, and always :giving thanks to Our God for all his blessings...[​IMG][​IMG]
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    Hi Laura I'm in Decatur just started chickens this spring. You will love it. This forum is great lots of good people here. Becareful though raising chickens is addictive. I started with 2 in May I have 48 now. Got 22 baby RIR's if anyone is interested.
  9. ChickyD

    ChickyD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2010
    Welcome from NH! [​IMG]

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