Hello from Spokane, WA!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kmerkley01, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. kmerkley01

    kmerkley01 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2011
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? My family has never had chickens until this year.

    (2) We currently have 13 "girls".....at least we hope that these remaining chickens are all hens! We had 3 others that turned out to be roosters, which we couldn't have due to location.

    (3) We have 1 RIR, 2 EE, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Barred Rock, 1 Black Cochin Bantam, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2 Red Sex-links. We still figure we have about a month or so until the girls are ready to start laying eggs. It's been fun learning the different personalities of all the girls. Some are VERY vocal, while others are fairly quiet. Some are high-strung and always moving. Others are very social and want to be around us humans alot.....they know who brings the treats! They all have very distinct personalities. like people.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? My dad has been following the website for a while, as he contemplated getting a flock together. He would recommend threads to read and coop plans to look at. His addiction became mine! We both love to read in the Forum.

    (5) I grew up around animals, both big and small, and still love all types of critters. I have 2 dogs and 4 cats here at home. The chickens are at my parents home, although my son and I spend a LOT of time over there watching the girls. I love, love, love to fish. Walleye, perch, trout, salmon, halibut....you name it, I want to catch it! My son and I are also learning to play hockey.....and loving every minute of it.

    (6) Family is hugely important to me. My son and I love to spend time with my parents and my brother's family. We frequently have get-togethers at the parents place, so we can enjoy their acreage and animals. I am the proud mom to one teenage son, 2 Alaskan Malamutes, and 4 shelter rescued cats.

    I love reading through this forum. Many highly entertaining stories to share with the family.
  2. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Aloha and [​IMG] from Hawaii

    glad your here!! [​IMG]
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Welcome from the cold wet side of the State.
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, glad you found BYC!! [​IMG] I am new this year to chickens after having them when I was just a kid. Wish I had done it sooner. I currently have 6 birds. 4 easter egger roos and two wheaten marans chicks which were sold to me as hens (so they better be!). But this week I am getting in 25 chicks - 13 will be cornish X for meat and there will be 12 hen chicks - anconas, easter eggers, red star, black star, buff orpintons, black australorps, and Delawares.
    I found BYC when doing an internet search for chicken coops - since then I have spent hours and hours reading and learning. It's really a great site.
    Best of luck with your chicken raising exploits and again, welcome aboard! [​IMG]
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! It's very nice to meet you. It sounds like you have a wonderful family.[​IMG]
  6. Amigo

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
    Greetings from South Carolina! [​IMG] Hope you enjoy it here.
  7. scottysquails

    scottysquails Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2011
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]


  9. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    [​IMG] from a different part of Washington! [​IMG]
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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