Hello, we're new to backyard chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicken_china_mom, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. chicken_china_mom

    chicken_china_mom Crazy for Cochins

    Apr 24, 2009
    Tab, Indiana
    Hi everyone, we're from Central Indiana, near the Illinois border and we are sort of new to owning chickens. We live in a really tiny town of only 50 people and have an acre of land. I owned one chicken several years ago, but now that we're out in the country and many people around here raise their own chickens for eggs and for show, we decided to follow suit. We went on the advise of several different people that told us to order 30+ chicks from a hatchery if we wanted at least 10 to survive, so we did, but so far all but one have lived and we now have 36 chicks and two ducks. I'm having a coop custom built for them shortly and next Spring we're ordering another coop for just our egg layers. We currently have silkies, sebrights, three types of cochins, silver laced wyandottes, amber sexlinks, one belgian bearded d'uccle, and a chick who we aren't sure what it is yet. And then we have two mallard ducklings. Everyone is thriving, happy, and spoiled. My girls plan to show as many of them as they possibly can at the 4-H fair next summer. I may be asking lots of questions on here as I go along. It's nice to know that there is a community of people knowledged in poultry husbandry. I plan to visit this forum often. So, hello to everyone on here! [​IMG]
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. Brelansmama

    Brelansmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    McMinnville, Oregon
    Welcome from NW Oregon!
  4. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Glad your here. This is the place to be. You and your family can find out any info you may need to be successful chicken owners. congrads on the chicks.
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Welcome to BYC from Colorado! [​IMG]
  6. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    Hi! for SE,Louisiana [​IMG]
  7. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!
  8. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    from out here in the west
  9. selinagil

    selinagil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome from FL! [​IMG]

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