Hey there from CA! (A bit long winded!)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by geekus_maximus, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. geekus_maximus

    geekus_maximus New Egg

    Mar 29, 2009
    My name is Tamara, I am 24, and I am located in the East Bay, CA.

    So, I am just purchasing my first house, and in my excitement over having a YARD again, I am in the advanced planning stages of getting stuff together, and my boyfriend and I would really love to get some chickens.

    I have little to no experience with chickens, and my boyfriend has experience in keeping, breeding and raising chickens. He kept bantums and aracuna/americunas before. We currently have dogs, (indoor) cats, and I have plenty of experience keeping and breeding a variety of reptile species.

    I have been looking at hatchery sites, and the crested breeds (houdans and polish) have REALLY caught my eye. I want one of every color variation! hahah.

    I already know that I dont plan to have a rooster (Though I can because my city and county allow it, I dont personally want to be awoken early morning. He had a rooster when we first met, and it drove me crazy.

    I dont eat a ton of eggs, though I do like them, and I am not interested in butchering my own chickens for food, these will be pet chickens, with the occasional egg or three. :p

    I have a really great location for the coop and run to be set up (between the fence and my house, along the fence that goes to the front yard, in the back yard) it is ~ 10 ft wide, and 20+ ft long. I know my way around some wood, (I've made some custom cages, and indoor rabbit cages in the past) can point me in the direction of fun ideas.

    Sorry about the long read, I am stoked about checking out the forum, and joining the chicken owners club!
  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    let me be the first to say [​IMG]
  3. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    Welcome from your neighbor in the East Bay
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  5. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]

    I live on the Peninsula. I just ordered my first chicks. They will arrive at the end of April. I am very excited and have put the plans together for my coop. Now I need to get my DH started on the building part!!!

  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Welcome from So. California! [​IMG]
  7. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and WELCOME to BYC from NC
  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Tamara!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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