Hello from Southern Vermont

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by VTChickenNOOB, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. VTChickenNOOB

    VTChickenNOOB In the Brooder

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    I left the Navy after a little over 20 years of active service and moved back home to Vermont about 9 years ago. I have 3 adult children, daughter with 3 of her own children, son in the Marine Corp, and daughter finding her way in the big city.

    About 2 years ago my oldest daughter and grandchildren moved back home with us, and convinced me to let her get 4 chickens, “you have a huge coop mom why not use it.” Plus it gave the grandkids a shared responsibility, and great family bonding.

    When she moved out she took her chickens (and the grandkids ) with her, and honestly I couldn’t see how my gardening and yard work would be the same without those ladies this year.

    So here I am learning how to be a good flock mom!

    At this point I have no idea what I got, as I went to Tractor Supply and purchased 8 of their “oldest” bantams at a very reduced price. Their feathers are just starting to come in, and I know it’s a crap shoot on what I got but they are adorable.

    I’m getting ready to catalog and take pictures today of each one so I can get a better idea of their breed, but I honestly do not care, as long as they don’t all end up roosters I’ll be happy.

    I’m excited to join this community and get some sage advice; I’ve been lurking for a while but joined once I decided I had to get my own chickens.

    Anna - Vermont chicken noob
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good morning, Anna. Happy Easter and welcome to BYC. Good luck with your new flock.
     
  3. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Happy Easter :jumpy:bun
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome Anna!

    Glad you could join us all here! Lovely to read the chickens have brought the family together & the kids can help out.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi Anna and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    Happy Easter :jumpy
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens :wee
     
  9. Dona Worry

    Dona Worry Crowing

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    Welcome, from a fellow Vermonter! I am in Addison county, lovely to see you here.
     
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  10. VTChickenNOOB

    VTChickenNOOB In the Brooder

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    Great to be here in such good company and with fellow VTers!
     

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