Hello From Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CochinsGirl, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. CochinsGirl

    CochinsGirl New Egg

    Nov 20, 2010
    Hello everyone. I am a new member to this forum and new to chickens. My family and I bought our first chickens this spring from TSC. I had been wanting chickens for awhile. My husband and I went to buy rabbit feed and I could hear the tiny peeps as soon as I walked in the door. Of course, I had to go look. My husband took one look at me and told me to go ahead. That day we bought our 5 Red Sex Link girls and our 1 white Plymouth Rock girl. Our children were thrilled when we got home. We went back to the feed store a week later and I went immediately to the chick area. They had baby bantams. It was love at first sight. We ended up bringing home: 3 d' Uccle, 1 Sultan, 1 Polish, 4 Cochins, 3 Old English Game, 4 Silkies, 2 Seabrights, 3 Dutch Bantams, and 1 Barred Rock standard. Our children were even more thrilled over the bantams. Those chickens have been pampered and loved every day.
    I have a large family of 9 children- homeschooled. Plus Grandma (my mother-in-law) lives with us. We also have one rabbit. We try to grow as much vegetables and fruit as we can in this horrible Virginia clay. This is our second year in this house so this year's garden was much better than the previous year. Next year will hopefully be better since we are composting our chicken and rabbit bedding. The chickens were a blessing this year in the garden. They loved dust bathing under the tomatoes and they ate every single hornworm they could find.
    Getting chickens has been one of the best decisions we have ever made (besides having all of our children).
  2. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Welcome from Oregon!
  3. CochinsGirl

    CochinsGirl New Egg

    Nov 20, 2010
    Thank you.
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina/fla. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2008
    Glenn Dale, MD
    Welcome from your neighbor in Maryland.

    It looks like you jumped into chickens with both feet.
  7. MomMommyMamma

    MomMommyMamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    West Virginia
    Welcome! We're a family of 7 plus my mother living w/ us and we also homeschool. [​IMG]
  8. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome from Carroll Co. Va, you do have quite a variety going there! Hope your family has much fun with 'em...[​IMG]
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Starting off big [​IMG] that's the BYC way.

    Glad you joined us


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