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Hello from Quad Cities, IA but CO and OH transplant!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by skyedobb, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. skyedobb

    skyedobb Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    Quad Cities, IA
    Hello to all! I'm fairly new, joined a few weeks ago, I think. Must say I love the site and check it at least daily! Have gotten 2 groups of birds from people on here, and another coming soon!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I got chickens 2 weeks ago now, I think. I was going to start with chicks, but had an offer of 3 free birds (2 hens/1 roo) and then another 10 for very cheap and I couldn't resist! The two groups came within days of each other, so there was no stress in the introductions. I just added another 4 adults yesterday. That intro took longer. And yes, I know I'm supposed to quarantine, but don't have a Q-pen, so it wasn't an option just yet.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Currently 21

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    leghorn, SL wyandotte, ameracauna, BR, SL and GL polish, RIR, cochin, brahma, BO babies

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I think I stumbled upon it - not sure!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Genealogy, gardening, planning my wedding this summer...

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I live with my fiance and we moved to Iowa from Colorado last summer ('08). We live in the Quad City area. We have 3 dogs (2 heelers, one corgi) and one cat and now 21 chickens! I am originally from OH, went to school in IN and then again in CO. My fiance and I are an online-dating success story! I'm a veterinarian working in the area of public health and safety.

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Hi, and Welcome from North Carolina![​IMG]
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Welcome from VA!
  4. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    [​IMG] Howdy neighbor! I'm from Iowa too.
    Keep reading, you'll learn so much here!

  5. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Welcome! I live near the Quad Cities. Well, I better get to bed. I am thinking of still going to the Burlington swap in the morning if the weather doesn't get too bad so I need to get some sleep. Check out the Iowa thread where you can meet a lot of Iowans. [​IMG]
  6. skyedobb

    skyedobb Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    Quad Cities, IA
    Thanks for the welcomes! And thanks from the fellow Iowans! I've already subscribed to both the IA and IL threads - I'm sure you'll see me on there! I was thinking of going to Burlington tomorrow, but I think I may wimp out and wait 'till May! Or maybe Mequoketa in a couple weeks...
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN

  8. peckndirt

    peckndirt Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    Welcome to the chicken Mafia. [​IMG]
  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    [​IMG] from Ohio!!!
  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

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

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