Hello from the Upstart Garden, I'm a new chick in this coop.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by UpstartGarden, May 11, 2011.

  1. UpstartGarden

    UpstartGarden New Egg

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers,
    Though I have been doing my research and homework preparing for the role of chicken keeper, I have never raised chickens before. I am very excited and nervous about the arrival of my 12 chicks May 24th. Our half acre will be home to 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 Gold Lace Wyandotte, 1 Silver Lace Wyandotte, 1 Australorp, 1 Buff Orpington, 4 Speckled Sussex, and 2 Buff Brahma Bantams. My husband and I currently share our home with a quirky little Boston Terrier (Daisy), a mellow old Welsh Pembroke Corgi (Bronte) who is the farm supervisor, a lazy old orange cat, a self-proclaimed opportunist (Elliot) and next week a wee chihuahua pup of 8 weeks who is yet to be named.
    Rather than being slaves to a lawn that is basically scraped off pasture land, my husband and I are working hard at turning our 1/2 acre into an edible estate. Our chickens will be beloved pets that lay eggs, patrol bugs, tenderize the grounds, and improve my compost. I am happy to join this forum!
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to BYC. An edible estate? Wow you are very forward thinking. Have fun with your chicks on the 24th. You picked a nice mix, eye candy! Be prepared for super vigilance with your dogs though. Even the most precious of dogs can't resist an active "toy".
     
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! By the sounds of it, you might like one of Nifty's other forums, Sufficient Self, link at bottom of the page. Lots of us have 'edible estates', although that is a very unique way of saying it. come on over and check it out!!
     
  4. fancysilkie

    fancysilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! and [​IMG] That sounds amazing and don't be too nervous! You sound like your going to do a great job!
     
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

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  6. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm new too and have a similar plan. Part of my old horse pasture is being converted to a small garden and another part will hopefully be chickens. Hubby is reluctant, but I'm working on it [​IMG]
     
  7. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ga.
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     

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