Hello! Introduction from Colorado...

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

  1. simplybusy

    simplybusy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    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

    Oct 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from Kansas
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    [​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

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​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

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  9. chickflick247

    chickflick247 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2011
    Wilton, CA
    [​IMG] from CA [​IMG]
  10. Attack Chicken

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

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]

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