Hello from snow covered CT.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VinceRusso, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. VinceRusso

    VinceRusso In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2015
    Norwalk CT
    Hello All,

    My name is Vince Russo and I'm from Norwalk, CT. My son Jonathan(15) and I have been throwing back and forth the idea of keeping chickens for a few years now. My wife took vacation for a weekend back in September so the kids and I built a coop, painted it, set up a run, wired it all the way around, dug it in and picked up the cutest 3 Red Cross chickens from Benedict's in Monroe CT.

    So she came home Sunday evening, yelled a bit at me, and a few days later she was outside feeding them too! :) We won her over so of course bought 3 more chickens that weekend.

    Eggs started coming early December and we're firing on all cylinders now so the kids sell 1/2 the eggs each week to neighbors and the funds go into the feed money jar.

    We've named the smallest of the six Sassy, she's very social and will come right over to us and peck at our rings/shoes/buttons.

    Currently we're looking for a few Easter Eggers to add to our flock.

    It's been a very fun adventure so far and we've all grown very attached to "The Girls" and enjoy their company very much. Looking forward to learning and sharing experiences on the forum.

    Who knew and why did it take me so long?

    -Vince Russo
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Great intro there on how you got startred with chickens. They make great chicken TV just sitting watching them is fun. Lovely to hear they have won your wife over, they bring so much pleasure and are quite addictive. I too started out the same way, my son and his Dad started the project with two hens. The novelty wore off I got hooked and the rest is history. The chicken math took over.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions you my have. Enjoy BYC :frow
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It sounds like you have a nice flock! You should get lots of eggs from those birds.[​IMG] Good luck in your search for Easter Eggers! When you have 20 posts, you can participate in the Buy-Sell-Trade section: Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade
  5. VinceRusso

    VinceRusso In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2015
    Norwalk CT
    Thank you Yorkshire coop for the warm welcome. Your Polish are so fuzzy looking, really cute. We handle ours pretty frequently and talk to them so I'm going out on a limb thinking that we're no that only ones who do that too. :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Vince, nice to meet you. I liked your sorta "sneaky" chicken presentation to your wife. It's really great when the whole family gets involved. Glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    It sounds like you have a wonderful flock! Good luck with finding some Easter Eggers.
  8. VinceRusso

    VinceRusso In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2015
    Norwalk CT
    Thanks Drumstick and Bantam. Best part was she found out about it on my FaceBook timeline because when we called her and told her she did not believe us, ha ha ha!
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Lovely intro! Great to meet you! I also sell my hen eggs.

    Cute avatar!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015

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