Hello from the Black Hills of South Dakota!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wheeler Farms Chickens, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Wheeler Farms Chickens

    Wheeler Farms Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 1, 2011
    Piedmont, South Dakota
    Hi, my name is Charlie and I am going to use the template for the first post.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We are getting our first chickens July 5th. We are getting the chicks from Murray McMurray.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We will have a total of 34 chicks when they arrive. 25 Cornish X Rock and Cornish Roasters. I wanted some chickens for meat and didnt want to have to find a nice day in November to process, so we got the "BBQ Special". The 9 remaining will be layers for us. 2 each of Buff Orps, Silver laced Wyandotte, New Hampshire Red and Light Brahmas. The last one is a free one they throw in.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Answered above

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I found out about BTC from Google when I was first looking into getting chickens. This has been a very informative website and plan to use it to the fullest.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Answered next

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My hobbies include 4 children! I grew up on a farm, but didnt stay there and now have an interest in raising some of our own food. We have a Springer Spaniel and live on an acre lot with a fenced in back yard. We hope to let the layers roam the backyard when we are home with them. As for an occupation, we own a store, but I dont want to break the rules by talking about it!

    I will certainly take any tips and advice you might have to share.[​IMG]
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from New Mexico!

    I spent some time in the black hills about 20 summers ago and loved every minute of it!! You will love these forums. The folks here are very helpful and informative and it IS the place to be if you are raising poultry.

    Enjoy! [​IMG]
  4. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2011
    Welcome from New Hampshire! [​IMG]
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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


  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  7. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    [​IMG] Sounds like you're going to have a really nice flock. I've never been to the Black Hills, I hear it's quite beautiful! [​IMG]
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  9. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] from Florida!!
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!

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