Hello from South Central Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bogwitch, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. bogwitch

    bogwitch In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2011
    South Central Wisconsin
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am a total new egg [​IMG], don't have chickens or a coop yet, but am ready to start after reading through tons of pages here. I am going to document everything so I can make a page. I am going to take many precautions about raccoons and dogs, because they are both a menace already (and I don't even have chickens yet!)

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

    Zero! But I will be able to have up to six when done building my coop. I live in a urban/suburban area, so I can't have many. Two neighbor's houses are within 20' of where my coop will be.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I was thinking about Buff Orpingtons, I think they are gorgeous, until I read they get broody. Since I have no use for brooders, I thought maybe Marans or Wellsummers. I would like many eggs (my family currently eats around 2 dozen per week!), but they also need to be cold hardy, and good with kids and confinement. Any suggestions?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    google search

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I love to garden, and I am trying to live more sustainably, including having several rain barrels on site. Despite the heat and drought, they haven't gone dry once this year

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have a husband that I am dragging tooth and nail into chickens, three young children, and a house cat that I enjoy. I stay-at-home.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

  2. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

    Jun 5, 2011
    baxter Tn
    I got to you first!! We are so glad you are here, this is the best site ever! ( I am completely addicted to chickens and the site!! ) There are so many smart people here, so you can ask any question.. none are dumb or silly!! I don't have any of the breeds that you have on your want list but soon you will hear from someone who does! Your dh ( dear husband) will be 100% on board and HOOKED when he hears those peeps and watchs their silly antics and then watching them sleep! ( mines completely hooked, i catch him out there holding them and baby talking to them!! ) oh yeah.. and we are ALL enablers and you will soon learn chicken math... [​IMG]
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]

  6. [​IMG] from WA. [​IMG] glad you joined us!!!!! [​IMG]
  7. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] Welcome from Maine!!! [​IMG]
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    [​IMG] from California. You'll soon get addicted to this forum [​IMG]

  10. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    Welcome to BYC!

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