Hello from south Georgia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by acrossthebranch, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. acrossthebranch

    acrossthebranch Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Ashlee, and I'm a new member -- obviously. I am new to chickens. After wanting them for forever, my husband finally built me a coop, and my 5 chickens are 8 months old. I bought them as 2 day old chicks from a locally-owned feed store who uses a good hatchery, and I have had no problems. I have thoroughly enjoyed them and think they are fascinating!

    I have two silver laced Wyandottes, two Barred Rocks, and a Production Red. They have a nice house with a run, and I let them out most every day because that's where they are happiest! I had a three more but lost one to the neighbors' dogs (thankfully they've moved) and two to who knows what -- maybe a hawk. They just disappeared without a trace -- at different times. I never thought hawks would be a problem because we actually live in town, but we are on the edge of a wooded area. I hate to lose chickens and toy with leaving them in the coop, but at the same time, they are so happy just out in the yard.

    I found BYC through Google and have been a frequent searcher of old posts for information -- especially when I was making coop and breed decisions. This is the first time I've needed to post -- I'm having an issue with some pullets I just bought and needed advice.

    I am a full-time nursing student. Nursing will be my second career; I was a Spanish teacher and competitive cheerleading coach for 6 years. Now I hope to make myself useful as a bilingual nurse! I am married to a farmer, and we grow watermelons, cotton, peanuts, pecans, and sometimes other things like corn or green beans. Right now we have a bunch of greens (collards, mustard, turnips, broccoli) to see how they do! We have a two year old daughter who was born very sick but came through it. She still has lingering lung issues, but she has no idea anything is wrong with her and is 90 to nothing 24/7. She does have hearing loss as a result of her illness. We live in a really small farm town and drive forever to get anywhere. We have a cat and two chicken-loving chocolate labs (and by that I mean the dogs are sweet to the chickens).

    My blog is acrossthebranch.com. It began as a hobby on the side to chronicle our new family and has turned into a platform for ag education, virtual scrapbooking, and sharing recipes!

    Thanks for having me, and I'll be posting about my issues in the appropriate forum -- diseases! Yuck.

    I'm always long-winded. I'll work on that!

    ashlee
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Nice intro

    Sorry you are having disease issues

    Imp
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from Mississippi
     
  4. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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