Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shudarkfarms, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. shudarkfarms

    shudarkfarms New Egg

    Oct 20, 2015
    Currituck, NC
    Good morning, and it's nice to meet you y'all! Just thought I'd jump over here and introduce myself...because I have a feeling I'm going to be using these forums a lot in the next few months.
    My name is Lauren and my husband and I just bought an acre in NE North Carolina, and I'm ancy to start my chicken coop and farms up. We're both pretty new at this, though I'm more experienced in gardening than he is, and neither of us have ever kept chickens or anything like that (we're both in the military, and I'm working on my masters in History, he's a computer nerd).

    So, where we are right now: I promised him I would wait until the spring to start with chickens...but that's not going to happen. I think I'm going to start brooding quinea keets sometime this week, and then transition to chickens depending on how this works out. We've got an old shed in the backyard that I *think* I could make into a coop, and I'm slightly worried about how much trouble the guineas might cause with the neighbors. But, by the time the keets are ready to be housed, I should have the coop done to encourage them to come home, at least at night.

    BUT, one neighbor has horses and I hear the other side has roosters (every darn morning), so I feel like we're a pretty animal friendly neighborhood, and I know my county, guineas are everywhere. So we'll see!
    I'll definitely be back once I get the babies, and I'll sure be asking for advice on here!

    Any noob advice is more than welcome. And I'll be running to you guys when my husband finds out I'm picking up the keets tomorrow. ;)
  2. Kraken Farmer

    Kraken Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Central Georgia, USA
    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG]
    And beware of chicken math. I started with 11, two years later I now have 58.[​IMG]

  3. chickenraiser24

    chickenraiser24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2015
    :welcome Chicken math! If you have a limit on how many chickens you can have, be careful. I'm only allowed 3 where I live. Most people don't realize how much time they'll spend on here. I went from an hour a week to an hour daily. I wish you good luck with backyard chickens!
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. All of us here at BYC have OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) and very few of us are immune to chicken math. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Lauren, glad you joined the Backyard chicken's thread[​IMG]
  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  9. shudarkfarms

    shudarkfarms New Egg

    Oct 20, 2015
    Currituck, NC
    Thanks,guys! Y'all are so awesome! It's nice to find so many nice people who love chickens as much as I love my little baby chicks! I told my husband I had a whole forum full of crazy chicken lady friends...he didn't believe me[​IMG] Thanks for the encouragement!
  10. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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