Hello from West Central IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hippygirl, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. hippygirl

    hippygirl New Egg

    Feb 25, 2009
    Colchester, Illinois
    I'm finally posting an introduction after reading lots of great stuff in the forums here. This site is awesome!

    I'm Jennifer and my family and I just moved from Phoenix to west central IL in October. I grew up near Peoria, IL and my husband and I met at college in IL, so it's not totally new to us, but it is to the kids who were born and raised in the desert until a few months ago (they are 5 and 3 and are adjusting quite nicely!).

    We are planning on getting a few hens to supply eggs for us and maybe some extra eggs to give to family. I've researched breeds and have done a lot of reading already but still trying to figure out HOW to get just a few pullets. Anyway, I will be reading and posting more as I need to, but just wanted to say hi.

    I started a blog about our move from the city to the country if anyone is interested. It's http://hippygirl.wordpress.com. Mostly I've been posting about the process of getting chicks because that is what is on my mind lately.
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Jennifer!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  3. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  5. nerfy

    nerfy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2008
    Western Illinois
    Hi and welcome!
    We have a farm near Blandinsville that we will be moving to soon.
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    West Central Illinois

    And welcome to West Central IL! I live near Hamilton, IL. You can order just a few pullets of whatever breed from the farm store. Not sure that there is one in Macomb though. You might have to drive to Keokuk, Galesburg or Burlington to do that. Good luck!
  8. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Welcome!
    Did you enjoy winter?
  9. lostsoulhelpmejebus

    lostsoulhelpmejebus Incubating Fool

    Sep 23, 2008
    Roanoke, Illinois
    Welcome Jennifer!

    I live outside of Peoria...nice to see another gal from the area!
  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Welcome to BYC from NC [​IMG]

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