Hello! Introduction from Colorado...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by simplybusy, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. simplybusy

    simplybusy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. [​IMG]

    I live in a southern Denver, Colorado metro area suburb. I've been lurking around on BYC for a few years... all of which time we keep telling ourselves that "next year" we'll get chickens. I've said that for 4 years.... I tend to over analyze and organize (clearly to a fault [​IMG]). LOL. Finally, last weekend - my husband and I looked at eachother and said "what are we waiting for, exactly?". So on Sunday, we got 4 little fuzz balls. I'm hoping for 2 more this weekend at our local supply store. Now, I'm not sure what took us so long. These little ladies (hopefully!) are a hoot!

    To answer some of the copy/paste questions from a sticky thread in this forum...

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm an old hat to the idea, but finally jumping in for real about 5 days ago! My family all grew up with chickens as kids, but the home that I grew up in, we did not have them. I was around them on grandparent farms and such, and my sister in law keeps urban chickens in Boise, ID. We get a kick out of hearing about their chicken stories and antics.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    At the moment - 4. Hopefully to add 2 more this weekend. I'm hoping for a total of 4 hens. I remember skimming something about "chicken math"? [​IMG] hehe. In our neighborhood we can only have 4 hens, no roosters.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    We have 1 australorp, 1 aracauna (looks more like americauna), 1 silver lakenvelder, and 1 plymouth barred rock. I'm hoping to snag 2 cuckoo marans if our store gets them this coming Sunday.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Various OCD searches on the internet to feed my ever-obsessive addiction to researching/preparing for a wee flock of my own. lol.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love to cook, garden, travel, and read (nonfiction).

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I am married (18 years) and I have 4 kids - ages 18 (boy), 14 (boy), and 9 (boy), and 5 (girl). We adopted our daughter 3 years ago from China. I don't work outside the home, I spend my time trying to keep up with my kids. My 82 year old Grandmother also lives with us (she needs help with mobility). I love my job as a Mother and Wife. In a past life, I was an RN working in OB/GYN. In addition to the chickens, we also have a turtle, a guinea pig, and a Pekepoo dog. My 9 year old son obsesses about animals, and honestly has the most amazing way of relating to them. He's aspiring to run a zoo someday while he lives nearby on his farm. [​IMG] He's starting early. Hehe. [​IMG]

    I'm looking forward to jumping in here and finally becoming a member of this community now that we finally bit the bullet and got some little chicks! I have so much to learn. I was, afterall, going to get these little peeps - "next year". [​IMG] I'm trying to relearn all the stuff I thought I already knew. HA!
     
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] Wow, 3 boys, 1 girl and Grandma! You are a busy woman!
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats and good luck with your new chicks. They will bring you a lot of joy and eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  9. chickflick247

    chickflick247 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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