Hello! I'm so excited to get started

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HRHDi, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. HRHDi

    HRHDi Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been lurking about for a couple months and everything has fallen into place and I can start doing serious research and prep to start my own flock.

    My husband and I are moving from the Dallas, TX area to Fairfax,VT. We are getting a bit of acreage and plan to - slowly - start a small hobby farm. My first step is to get chickens in the spring, possibly followed by rabbits.

    I was raised on a farm in Montana, but that's been awhile and I have lots of things to re-learn or learn for the first time since the adults took care of lots of things. I have been known to rush into things and end up making things harder and take more time. Luckily, there will be 4-5 months of forced research before I can even get any chicks.

    I know this is going to be work, but I'm really looking forward to it.

    Diana
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Welcome.
    It's not rocket science and growing up on a farm should make things a little more intuitive than for someone that never had any contact with animals.
    Eliminate most of the work by making things convenient. Storage for supplies and feed either near or in the coop. Water and electric near or at the coop. A second coop or housing away from the other to quarantine sick, injured and new birds.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] The Learning Center will give you lots of good tips. Good luck with the move and your farm!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Diana, welcome to BYC, and congratulations on your new home.
     
  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Good luck establishing your farm.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I like your crown Diana
     
  8. HRHDi

    HRHDi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. I'm trying to go slowly with all of this since I have 5-6 months before I can actually get the birdies. But I'm a little afraid that all of the time I need to research and prepare is going to get chewed up by getting settled in a new place and learning the area. I know the time's gong to go fast.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. HRHDi

    HRHDi Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I'm all over the Learning Center! It's been great.
     

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