"Hey, y'all" from Mis'sippi

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Old Fossil, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Old Fossil

    Old Fossil In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2010
    south Mississippi
    Hey everybody, been lurking a while & thought I'd be polite and say "hey." I'm kind of new to the chicken-raising life. We got ourselves four Dominique ("Dominicker" around here) pullets about a month ago, and they're doing great. I spent the last year or so building a good yard and am finishing work on the coop while the girls grow up in our patio. The wife was very hesitant about getting chickens at first, so instead of arguing with her I just went on ahead and started buying supplies on the side, a little at a time. By the time I'd gotten the yard finished, she was mildly interested, and with the arrival of the chicks, she and my 5-year old daughter have had a great time getting to know them.

    Getting chickens means I've gone outlaw, as we are in a town that prohibits raising livestock. (Even here, in south Mississippi!) But we are in a heavily wooded area, with a fairly large lot (1.65 acres), so nobody is too close and our neighbors keep to themselves anyway. We'll see how it goes.

    Given all the uncertainty in the world these days, I feel getting chickens (for eggs at least) is a necessary part of building a lifestyle less dependent on the grocery store. Hopefully we'll have enough eggs to be able to give some away later, especially if our current stealth flock does well and we can add a few more hens next year.

    Anyhow, good to be here with y'all, and hope I can add something useful, as much as I've already taken away. Cheers!
  2. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma !!! [​IMG]
  3. crazyaboutchickens

    crazyaboutchickens Live Long And Prosper

    Apr 10, 2010
    [​IMG] from New York !
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    [​IMG] from New Mexico!
  5. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] from SW Ohio
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Welcome from Glen, Ms. North-East corner of the state. Glad I live in the country, can't understand why any place would outlaw chickens, but I know they do.
  7. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] from Maine!! [​IMG]

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