Hi from Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pattyjean73, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone. I'm PJ from the KC area. I don't have any chickens yet BUT... As a little girl growing up my parents had alot of back yard chickens. I remember gathering eggs from the barn coop and all over the garden area during the summers. My parents raised chickens for eggs and meat. My Mom loved the bantie breeds and kept several of those for pets. We had this Rhode Island Red hen that wouldn't lay eggs and my Dad was ready to make chicken noodle soup out of her. She was by far my favorite hen and I wouldn't let him make her dinner. By my early teenage years (for whatever reason) my parents no longer kept chickens. As an adult... I've always wanted to raise chickens of my own. So here I am... 35 years old and we are getting ready to move to the country and my husband has agreed to let me buy my very first flock. But I don't really know that much about raising chickens. I'm hoping this site will help me get started wisely.

    I'm the mother to 6 children (3 girls and 3 boys) We also have 2 Australian shepherds, an Australian cattle dog, and 4 large fish aquariums with various types of fish (my favorites are the African cichlids). Oh and a goldfish pond in the backyard.
     
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
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    Welcome from California
     
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Hi! Welcome from North Carolina![​IMG]
     
  4. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

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    Welcome PJ,

    You will really enjoy the site, I guess you are going to be adding chickens to your family? You will learn a great deal here, and probably be looking for more than just chickens soon.....lol.

    Sounds like a great move.

    Great thing to do for you and your children.

    Jena.
     
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  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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  6. Hello and Welcome to BYC , glad to have you here. You will really enjoy this site has lots of great info. and really Awesome people. [​IMG]

    Fay
     
  7. pattyjean73

    pattyjean73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcomes.

    Yes, I will be adding some chickens soon. I'm really looking forward to it but I have alot to learn. We've got to get moved first but soon afterward I plan to start building my coop and run. In the mean time I have to figure out what breed/breeds I want and do some research on building an efficient coop based on my their needs, my wants and of course.... budget. ha ha The budget part will be the hard part.
     
  8. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
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  9. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Welcome.

    Start out with coops... you are gonna need one of those... then check out brooders, then check out all of the hatcheries or better yet buy and incubator and then eggs from members here and hatch out your own.

    O, you are in for good times.
     

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