Hi everybody!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kida, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Kida

    Kida Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2012
    Weatherford, TX
    I've been a lurker for quite some time now, but I just placed my first order for some baby chicks scheduled to be shipped the first week in April. I'm so excited!

    A bit about me and mine: My name is Stephanie, I'm married to a prior service marine (even I get the stink eye if I call him a former marine lol). We have three babies: a two year old girl and twin 8 month old boys. We also have an Alaskan Malamute fur baby named Nimbus who is fed on a whole prey model diet, no kibble (that's him in my profile pic). I'm a certified pastry chef but I haven't done that professionally in awhile. We'll be homeschooling the kids when the time comes because while the area we live in is fantastic, the schools are decidedly not.

    We've just moved back where we're both originally from, around DFW Texas, where we can have our chickens, rabbits, dogs, garden, etc from a tiny San Deigo apartment. I breed rabbits for primarily dog food but we eat them from time to time as well. We're currently building our garden beds to do square foot gardening, we're going to have a separate bed in our garden to grow various things for the chickens and rabbits to eat since I'm sort of anti-kibble for anything.

    My flock as ordered will be a pair each of: barred rocks, australorp, welsumer, silver cuckoo marans, and golden campine. I'm planning on building the 'permanent hoop coop' from the coop pages here for my girls (oh I really hope they all end up being girls lol)

    As for additional hobbies, I love to research and learn about anything really. I live by the motto that all knowledge is worth having and that you should try to know a little bit about everything and everything about something. I'm also striving to live as 'off the grid' as possible while still maintining relevancy in the modern world.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Stephanie, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Sounds like you are all ready for your April chickens - and those are some great beeds! Best of luck to you and the family!!
  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2012
    South Central WI
    Hi, welcome to BYC from Wisconsin....glad u joined. I like ur choice of breeds a lot.
  4. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC from northern michigan! How's the weather? Tell your husband I said thank you for his service [​IMG]
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. Kida

    Kida Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2012
    Weatherford, TX
    I'll let him know ^_^ and the weather is still hot hehe. The temperature here has been in the upper 70s to mid 80s. It got up to 114deg here last summer though
  7. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    North Idaho
    Hello from Idaho![​IMG]
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. Kida

    Kida Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2012
    Weatherford, TX
    Thanks for the warm reception you guys! :) I thought I'd add here that we've decided on the names of our flock, or at least the theme: it's Dr. Who Companions! lol We'll have Leela, Sarah Jane, Rose, Martha, Donna, Astrid, Jenny, Amelia, River, and Oswin. Any improperly sexed roo will be Captain Jack Harkness (hopefully there won't be any, much less more than one). The coop will of course be Tardis blue :p

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