Hello From Sunny AZ!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Catwest, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Catwest

    Catwest Songster

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    Hello all! I’m Cat, and I live in the Phoenix area with my husband and our children. I was working with Mayo Clinic in the histology lab until our children came along, and now I manage our household.

    We have two dogs and a few fish, but we are about to grow our family by 5 hens, and have never raised chickens before. My mother has quite a few, though.

    We are hoping to raise black Australorps, but have had a little trouble finding chicks from a local farm/hatchery.

    I’ve been a non-registered lurker here on BYC for a few months, and found the site via Google. It has certainly provided a wealth of information, and I am so excited to have a great community from which to ask for help and offer experience.

    In my spare time (HAH, what’s that?), I knit and read. We have a very small garden I tend, as well.
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. Catwest

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  4. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC, Cat! Great to have you here!
     
  5. Pork Pie

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    Hi Cat and welcome to BYC - it's great that you've joined us.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. Catwest

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    Thank you! I’m super excited to grow our little family with hens and learn all there is to know about our new adventure! Though, I suspect one never “learns all there is to know” about raising chickens :lol:
     
  7. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    :welcomeSo happy you could join us! There is tons of awesome information and amazingly nice people to help you along the way!
     
  8. Catwest

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    I’m already discovering how addictive it is to raise chickens! I *almost* feel bad for the hubs, but he’s saved by our zoning limitations :lau
     
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    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!

    A local feed store should have BAs during chick days. We have them here at TSC
     
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    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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