Hello from Southern Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bill Paul, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Bill Paul

    Bill Paul Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! I'm brand new to this backyard chicken thing. I got bit by the chicken bug a couple of months ago when Rural King opened a new store in our town. Took me a little while to get the wife's approval, but she's an animal lover as well, so it wasn't that hard. My 15 year old daughter was on board from the get go, and helped me talk mom into it. [​IMG] I've done a lot of research over the last few weeks, and BYC is by far the best resource I've found! Our 5 chicks arrived on 6/7 from MPC safe and sound. 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes and a Rhode Island Red. I really had no idea they would be so entertaining! At just under 2 weeks old, I can already see personalities developing.
    We have just a little over a 1/2 acre in the middle of town, surrounded by GOOD neighbors. They think I'm a little nuts, (they're right. [​IMG]) but they're all looking forward to fresh eggs. [​IMG] I've started gathering materials for the coop, and will get started on that next weekend. I'm a carpenter by trade, and have access to a lot of scrap, so I got that going for me.

    Thanks for having me, and wish me luck!

    Bill
     
  2. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi Bill from Northern California. Have fun with your chicks!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Eleanore

    Eleanore Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, from PA, and enjoy your chicks!! It's so nice your daughter is involved too! [​IMG]
     
  5. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State![​IMG]
     
  6. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  7. RGBistro

    RGBistro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Bill!

    I'm exactly where you are - I joined the forum just yesterday, and agree this place is the best resource out there.

    My husband (not a carpenter, but still dang handy) and I are picking up materials to build a coop this weeked. Chicks come next Friday! We'll keep them in the living room for about 8 weeks before moving them outside.

    Look forward to hearing some good stories!

    - Kim
     
  8. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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    [​IMG] from Oklahoma ! [​IMG]
     
  9. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Henderson, KY - love Rural King! Where in S. IN are you?

    deb g

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  10. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Indiana! You've come to the right place....
     

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