Hello! New to BYC.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Peepthis541, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Peepthis541

    Peepthis541 Chillin' With My Peeps

    125
    1
    121
    Oct 25, 2008
    Eugene, OR
    Hi,
    I just recently found this forums and decided to sign up today. I live in Eugene. A couple years ago, I had a couple of chickens for a few months, and then gave them away. It was a great experience. I gave them up because I travel a lot. My city style chicken raising encouraged a neighbor to start keeping chickens too. She was the one who adopted mine. Now she has a huge flock, even turkeys!!

    Now I have set up another area for hens in my front yard. I am going to start out with 4 hens and see how it goes. I plan on getting my hens on Saturday. If all goes well, I'll be getting 2 black sexlinks that are a year old, and 2 Plymouth Rocks that were born in the spring.

    I am not too familiar with different breeds. I started investigating recently, and must say it is very interesting to learn about the qualities of different breeds. I can see how many of those who have the space for chickens would be inclined to get a whole lot of them!

    I would love to connect with some other area chicken owners. I think forums are great for trading info and learning from one another.
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Well, I'm not in your area, but [​IMG] and hope you like it here!!
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Hello and welcome. [​IMG] Good luck (and have fun) with this whole chicken thing!!!!
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    [​IMG]

    We've got a ton of great members up your way... hopefully they will say hello.
     
  5. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

    704
    0
    139
    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    Hey there! I am at least in the same state. [​IMG] And I had too much space so I know have way to many chickens. Theory correct! LOL

    [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    16,153
    62
    361
    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG]

    Your city chicken-raising adventure sounds exciting.

    Why did you decide to get chickens again?
     
  8. @migocontodos~

    @migocontodos~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello Dave
    And welcome to BYC!
    You've picked two great breeds to start over with!
    I have black sex links and I'd put them up against ANY breed of chicken as far as attitude and being docile!
    Sometimes I wonder if they are not cross bred with a cat! They do love attention.
    Again, welcome to BYC!
     
  9. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    [​IMG]

    This is the place to come for answers.
    Welcome aboard. [​IMG]
     
  10. Peepthis541

    Peepthis541 Chillin' With My Peeps

    125
    1
    121
    Oct 25, 2008
    Eugene, OR
    Quote:Well, I have been spending more time at home recently, and I felt it was a challenge I could take on once again. Also, my girlfriend and her 2 year old son give it a thumbs up and agree to look after them if I go out of town.

    This was also my 3rd year of gardening and I keep learning and getting encouraged by the previous seasons' experience. It just makes sense to have a few chickens in the mix, especially if you like eggs!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by