Hi from Northern California!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AmyPaperlady, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. AmyPaperlady

    AmyPaperlady Crowing

    Jul 28, 2013
    Cumberland Plateau
    No, not the Bay Area--I'm 6 hours north of San Francisco (almost in Oregon--the border's 19 miles away, and the ocean would be visible if it weren't for that stand of trees at the dead end) [​IMG]

    Anyway, on to the questions template...

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I'm still in the research phase of ownership, so newer than new...

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Counting my daughters' stuffed animals? [​IMG]

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    None yet, though I've been narrowing it down. Definitely leaning towards Australorps and maybe a couple others.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Everything I Googled gave me at least a few links to here.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I'm online far too much... I've been a member of a website for 12 years now ('tis partially where my username comes from), and have volunteered there a few times. I also started a garden this year (just bought the house last year).

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    My husband and I have been married 16 years--I actually started researching chickens after some talks we had on the way to and from our anniversary trip. We have 2 daughters, ages 10 and 4, who are known online as PaperKid and Notepad, when I don't forget and type their real names instead. If/when we do get chickens, we'll have to make sure their area is nice and secure, because we have a boxer that loves to steal stuffed animals, and I'm afraid she'll think the soft fluffy things that make noise and move are the same as the ones that don't... During the school year, I'm an instructional assistant in a special ed class at a local elementary school.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] glad you joined our flock, no rush with the chickens- we'll be here when you need us
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, AmyPaperLady, and [​IMG]! Great to have you you in our community!
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  6. AmyPaperlady

    AmyPaperlady Crowing

    Jul 28, 2013
    Cumberland Plateau
    Thanks everyone!

    Just got off the phone with the zoning people, and I can have up to 11 chickens, no roosters. This lines up perfectly with what we were planning[​IMG]

    I'm working my way through some stickies, and then I'll be popping over and posting some questions about converting an outbuilding to a coop (in the coop forum, of course). I may even get ambitious and take/post photos[​IMG]
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012

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