Hello from Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2MooreChicks, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. 2MooreChicks

    2MooreChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2016
    Fayetteville, Tennessee
    So I jumped right in there and posted to some threads already but I wanted to properly introduce myself. I grew up with chickens, but when I decided to get myself a backyard flock I realized keeping chickens in town is a little different than keeping them on a farm. Some of these coops are wayyyyy over the top! But once I started planning my own coop, I realized I too was building a chicken palace. Right now I have four young pullets living in my spare bathroom, and I'm trying to figure out if I need a "chunnel" or if they'll be okay foraging in my enclosed backyard with clipped wings. I'm also looking into making my own organic layer feed and sprouting some grains for them. On a side note, I have to tell you all that about a year ago I quit my job to be a stay at home mom to my two children. It was the first time we were able to afford a one-salary household, and I was not sure how well I would cope with being a non-breadwinner. In that time I have started making all our own bread, home made dog food, soap, compulsive recycling, and now chickens. I love all my "hobbies" but I think I might need to get out of the house more often! Anyway I love this site and hope to meet some friendly like-minded people here.
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard and thanks for introducing yourself.

    You sure seem busy! As you may know, theres lots of threads on different hobbies and topics, so make yourself at home and enjoy your chickens!

    All the best
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    There's a state thread for members in TN...you might enjoy chatting with others around you. Just type Tennessee in the search box and the state thread should pop up in the results.

    Thanks for joining us!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

    May 10, 2013
    I'll be in the barn!
  6. kybyxbee

    kybyxbee Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    Near Owensboro Kentucky
    Welcome, I am in Kentucky,. You will find many friendly people here. And answers to any question you may have.
    When I stopped working 10 years ago I never dreamed I would be so buse with gardening, canning, quilting, and our sweet Chickies. Lots of things to do.
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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