Hello!!! I just joined after months of back seat reading BYC!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Patsy's Chicks, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Patsy's Chicks

    Patsy's Chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    Well, I finally joined!! I have been reading this site every chance I get to see what other chicken lovers are up to and how to deal with issues that I am new to.

    Let me introduce myself, I live in a south burb of Chicago in an unincorporated area and since we moved in four years ago, I've been nagging my wonderful husband for chickens! Well this year he told me yes (yippee, but he thinks he won since I really wanted another dog too, but three dogs really would have been a handfull).

    So this December for Christmas I got my first order of chickens from Ideal Poultry. I have 29 total and am in love with all of them. Husband built me a really cool chicken tractor that the girls and 1 roo reside in. The base is an old pop up bottom and I think it is about 6x8. It is a shed on wheels, very neat!

    We kicked them out of the house by 3 weeks (can I say DUST [​IMG] I could not believe how much they kick around). After many very cold and harrowing days they have been doing great, haven't lost one bird and they are huge now! With spring around the corner we put a dog run up so they can get used to the yard on nice days. We plan to free range them on evenings and weekends when we are home since the predators around our area are crazy with foxes, coyotes, hawks and coons. I would be worried sick about them all day long.

    Well, I guess I wrote enough for now! I'm excited to be a part of the community!! [​IMG]

    Oh! I missed the best part. I have 1 Ideal 236 roo (my only little man) 2 Ideal 236, 4 Buff Orpingtons, 3 Astralorps, 3 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Amercaunas, 3 RIR, 4 Gold Sex Links, 2 Black Sex Links & 2 Red Sex Links.
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] from CT!! We are glad to have you here!! Its fun!! [​IMG]
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  4. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    [​IMG] Patsy!! I have no idea how long I was a lurker before I finally joined, and I still don't have chickens!!! [​IMG]
    Getting them soon though!! Again Welcome!!
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    [​IMG] from PA! I bet your chicks are getting big. You have to share pictures. We love pics! [​IMG]
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    [​IMG] !!

    I'm not far from you, in Michigan; my brother lives up north of you, in Capron (near Harvard).

    HOpe you enjoy BYC as much as I do!! Post pics of your neat chicken tractor when you can - sounds neat!
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    [​IMG] you converted lurker! [​IMG]

    Show us your chickens!
  9. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    welcome welcome! I'm new too, hope to get some chickens soon!
  10. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

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