Hello from the desert!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mirth, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. mirth

    mirth Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2011
    Peoria, AZ
    Just wanted to introduce myself to the group, I'll use the template questions since that seems to be the easiest way.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? - We are brand new to owning chickens, just got the babies on September 4th.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? - We have six.

    (3) What breeds do you have? What we were told we bought was: 2 white leghorns, 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Production Red and 1 Barred Rock

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I was just looking around on the internet and found what looked to be a pretty decent site.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I enjoy reading, traveling, having a cup of coffee with friends and learning new things.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I'm married to a man who tolerates my the zoo and we have a 10 year old son. We share our house with two dogs, three cats and three fish tanks totaling over 200 gallons. I'm a licensed Realtor, but I recently decided to change directions and have sent all but one of my clients to other trusted agents.

    That about covers the template. I know I need to have at least 10 posts in order to upload pictures so I guess this is #1. I will also need help figuring out if I have all girls or if a few roos slipped in to the coop.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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

    NonnasBabies Previously Barred Babies Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    Congrats on the chicks

  6. Chicka-boom Chicka-boom

    Chicka-boom Chicka-boom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Welcome and enjoy your chickie babes [​IMG]
  7. OneTenthAcreAndAChicken

    OneTenthAcreAndAChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    San Diego
    Hi - what desert are you from? We're brand new to chickens too - just a little ahead of you - got ours at about 2 weeks old in the middle of May. That'd put them around 21 weeks old now. Most of what I've read says they start laying at 18-20 weeks.

    Still nothing - but I keep expecting it could happen any day.

    Welcome from San Diego [​IMG]
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. mirth

    mirth Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2011
    Peoria, AZ
    Thanks for the welcome everyone. Not sure exactly how to address anyone yet, but in answer to the question from "OneTenth", we live in Peoria, Arizona.
  10. whitequeen1492

    whitequeen1492 New Egg

    Sep 27, 2011
    Hiya! I'm also in the desert [​IMG] let me know if you come across any especially heat friendly hints!!!


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