Hello from South Georgia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sfcvickers, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. sfcvickers

    sfcvickers New Egg

    Mar 13, 2017
    My wife and I live in southeast Georgia. I am retired from the military but still working and she is a retired Registered Nurse. She was looking for something to do so she bought a few chicks and we started using them as they got older for eggs instead of buying them from the store.
    She has 2 breeds at this time, Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks. She is wanting to add two other breeds. Black Australorp and Buff Orpintons. so that she can hatch out the eggs in her 4 incubators she bought and sell them along with eggs.
    We are glad to have found this site because we have more questions than answers when it come to hatching, raising, and caring for the birds and their problems.
    The wife reads anything and everything on taking care of them. Sometimes there is conflicting info from different places, but we will welcome any input from anyone that have more experience than we do which is not much.
  2. chameleon

    chameleon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, and [​IMG] There are many very experienced chicken keepers on here and everyone is very helpful and friendly. I'm sure you will enjoy it here and find all the answers you need. Best wishes for your flock and future hatching [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, sfcvickers, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! First, let me say thank you for your military service! Sounds like you are ready for your poultry adventure! If you and your wife are new to the chicken game, I'd recommend reading some of the informative articles in the Learning Center here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    And if you'd like to chat with some local chicken folks, find the GA thread in this link:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am fixing to celebrate my first year on here, and I have loved it so much, I hope you will too! There is tons of great info and friendly folks, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home! :frow

  7. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! :)
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you sincerely, for your time in service. So glad you decided to join us at Backyard chickens. Black Australorps and Buff Orps are two more great breeds, I'm sure your wife will enjoy them.
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sfcvickers [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]

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