1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Hello from Suisun City California!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Truevalentine, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Truevalentine

    Truevalentine Out Of The Brooder

    73
    0
    29
    Dec 21, 2010
    I have been fantasizing about keeping a couple of chickens for a few years now and started lurking here a couple of weeks ago when the opportunity came up for me to rehome 3 chickens to my backyard (legal limit). I have a small home daycare and one of the daycare families was moving where they couldn't keep their chickens so I adopted them and bartered some daycare hours for their coop! There was an article in the local paper about backyard chickens in the area and it mentioned this site just a week before I acquired my girls, so I started lurking and learning!
    So far I am loving having the chickens in the backyard, love that they eat the food that the kids would otherwise waste AND give me yummy eggs in return! The kids love standing at the fence and calling the chickens and my daughter is convinced that there are going to be little baby chicks hatching in our fridge! I am officially addicted to the forum and decided to join... it was the recipe section that was the real clincher! Gonna have to fix up an incubator soon and try hatching a couple more just so the kids can watch the whole process!
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from Indiana! Hope you guys (and your chickies) are staying DRY in your area!!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    82
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You will need a rooster if you want to hatch some of your own eggs, or just buy someone else's fertile eggs to hatch. Chickens can be quite fascinating. [​IMG]
     
  4. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  5. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi. So glad you joined us. [​IMG]
     
  6. Truevalentine

    Truevalentine Out Of The Brooder

    73
    0
    29
    Dec 21, 2010
    I don't think I'm allowed to have a rooster in the suburbs [​IMG] Plan to obtain someone else's fertile eggs for the bator. I know a couple of people who keep flocks with roosters that will probably be willing to give me a few for the sake of pre-school education. [​IMG]
     
  7. K9Carrie

    K9Carrie Chillin' With My Peeps

    152
    0
    89
    Dec 6, 2010
    Lodi, California
    [​IMG]

    I know you will love it! Fair warning...it is addicting!! This site as well as owning chickens...then adding ducks, now getting a bigger incubator to hatch more babies....well, you get the idea. Have fun and enjoy your new girls. [​IMG]
     
  8. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Welcome! Glad you were able to start your flock.

    This also gives you the opportunity to teach the little ones the importance of good hygiene. Washing hands and all that after gathering the eggs... And I love the idea of doing a hatch to show them where the babies come from. Have you decided what you'll do with the chicks afterward yet?
     
  9. Truevalentine

    Truevalentine Out Of The Brooder

    73
    0
    29
    Dec 21, 2010
    No, I haven't figured out what I'll do with the chicks after. I will have to either find homes for them or do something with the current flock because I just can't keep them all :-(. Don't see the current flock going to the pot anytime soon, they are all good layers.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by