Hi from S. Central Nebraska!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by YonkFarm, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. YonkFarm

    YonkFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2009
    Sutton, Nebraska
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am new to chickens. I'm working on plans for our coop/run, and this site has been incredibly helpful in that! I would really like to get some eggs to hatch (as I think it would be a great family project) or chicks this spring.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None, but hope to have around 15

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Still working on which breeds to get. I want primarily egg layers/pets, and am looking at Red Star, Ameraucana, RIR, Orpingtons, Rocks and maybe some bantams.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Did a google search for building chicken coops, and since I found this site, haven't really looked anywhere else!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Love to knit and wish I liked to quilt like my grandma; the same grandma who raised chickens for meat and eggs and taught me so much about so many things! Just wish she was still here and that I would have paid more attention when she was here so I could glean from her wisdom!

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I've been married to my best friend for 22 years, have a married daughter (25), and two sons (17 & 14), a granddaughter (17 mo.) and another grandbaby due in May. We have an Italian greyhound (Pal), a Yorkie (Bitsy), the newest member of the family: a lab mix (Ellie), and 3 farm cats and I would love to have some goats someday! We moved to a 10 acre farm last June. We have homeschooled our sons for 8 years.
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

    I hope you'll check out the Hobby section here. You're not alone in your love of knitting! Do you crochet as well?
  4. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008

    BYC is excellent!! Glad to have you here! I am in Genoa, about 30 minutes west of Columbus.
    Make sure you ask lots of questions! Someone here will know!!!
  6. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    We went through Nebraska in '07 and fell in love with the small town of McCook.
  8. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    [​IMG] Fellow Nebraskan!! I don't have any chickens yet, but just placed my order for them coming late March. I've got 20 pullets ordered and 1 Rooster, 3 crested Khaki Campbell ducks as well. I certainly didn't plan on the ducks but after I've been on here, these people get in your brain and make you order things you'd never even once considered!!! [​IMG]
    10 acres, I'd love to have 10acre's I could get alot more chickens/ducks/horses/dogs with 10acres!!!
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  10. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hi YonkFarm! And [​IMG]

    Great to have you here! [​IMG]

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