Hello from Sacramento!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JStillwaters, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. JStillwaters

    JStillwaters New Egg

    Oct 6, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    I am just starting out with a trio of little chicks and hope to share and learn more about keeping chickens in our backyard. I'm not entirely new to chickens, as I had two hens for several years about ten years ago. I got it into my head that I wanted to have chickens and quickly became obsessed first with the idea, then with the project, and eventually got the whole family involved with the whole delightful business of having pets with perks. Fresh eggs are the best!!!

    I was delighted when Sacramento began allowing residents to keep up to three chickens in their backyards this past year. When I had chickens before, I kept them ilegally under the radar, until I had to move into an apartment for awhile and give them up. My first chicken coop was also my first major building project and I was so proud of it. I had two buff orpington hens and they were wonderful pets for my 6 year old daughter.

    This time around everything has been a little less major. We got a very small portable coop, which would be much too small if they had to be in it 24/7. As Fall approaches, we have moved the portable coop into an old shed and are in the process of making modifications to give them more space.

    We've been finding lots of good ideas and stories online, especially here on BYC, so we wanted to join this group and share some of our stories as well.

    Last edited: Oct 6, 2012
  2. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi and[​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
    howdy neighbor
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Hey howdy! [​IMG] from the Western Sierra Foothills!
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Hello and welcome to BYC from Kentucky!

  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Guinda CA
    Hello and welcome! I live about an hour NW of Sac. You might want to check out the CA Northern thread if you want to meet people in the area. There's also the main CA thread. Ask Kim to put you on her list, if you want people to know where you're at.

  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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