Hello from Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hempoh, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. hempoh

    hempoh Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2009
    Mansfield, Ohio
    Hello all. I've been wanting to get into chickens for awhile now. I've been lurking on this site for long enough I guess. I live in North-Central Ohio, am married with one daughter.

    As I hinted above, I have no experience with chickens and only know a couple people that keep them. I think I'm within a week or two of getting my first birds. I need to check in with my zoning inspector to make sure I can legally have them, but I can't imagine it'll be a problem. I've got a nice shed I can convert to a coop in relatively little time. We have about 1-1/2 acres for them to pick at.

    I think I've settled on Buckeyes for my first birds, if I can find some. I'm going to try to start out with around 15 birds, hopefully around 12 hens and 2 or 3 roosters. We're interested in the eggs. My wife will want no part of us slaughtering our chickens, and if I did, I really couldn't see her even eating the meat.

    I'm sure I'll have lots of questions along the way. This site is a great resource so far. I've read a lot in the forums and the members' pages.

    Thanks for the help so far. [​IMG]
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008

    You have come to right place to learn about keeping chickens but I must warn you we are a strang bunch !
  3. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    Welcome [​IMG]

    Your starting the right way. Read, Read, Read...

    Learn from others on this site before your chicks arrive...

    When you need the help....This Group Will Be There To Help!!!
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  6. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    If your looking for Buckeyes have you decided who your getting them from? If not check out BuckeyeDave he has eggs to layers available, and hes in Ohio.

    Oh and [​IMG]
  7. hempoh

    hempoh Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2009
    Mansfield, Ohio
    Quote:I've not contacted BuckeyeDave yet. It's still up in the air. I was thinking of going to Meyers. I live about 25 minutes from there and they seem to have a good reputation, as does Dave.
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    [​IMG] from Missouri
  9. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Centerburg, Ohio
    Hi! You're probably not too far from me!

  10. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    hi hi hi hi from south of columbus!!

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