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Hi from Southern Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RockRoadchick, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. RockRoadchick

    RockRoadchick In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Hi everyone! I feel I know some of you already as I have been lurking for a few weeks. I'm finally posting because I'm finally ordering my chicks! It took me awhile to convince my husband that I was serious about raising some chickens.

    We live on a few acres in southern Illinois and until recently were dairy farmers. (A sad story, yet, up from the ashes...) We now own an Ecological company called
    Rock Road Ecological, thus my handle on the forum.

    I've always been interested in self sufficiency farming but with all those cows we didn't have time for much else.

    I love..love..gardening, both flowers and vegies and am so excited about getting my new chicks. I am ordering some Welsummers and EE's. My husband is an all or nothing kind of guy so I had to talk him down from going all out with 50+ birds. I'll be getting 20 and hope to end up with at least 10 laying hens. The coop plans are done, the brooder is nearly ready...I can't wait to get started! I have learned so much from you all and yet have sooo much more to learn.

    Thank you for such a fun and informative website.

  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida. Gee, sounds like you are going to be quite busy!!
  4. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    my family live in Herrin Illinois, where are you at?
  5. cajuninky

    cajuninky Chirping

    Apr 4, 2009
    Mountains of Eastern Ky
    [​IMG] I'm new myself and I think I'm going to like it here. I am also very interested in sustainable living. I can't do nearly as much as I'd like but I do what I can. Do you have any seeds started yet?
  6. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] from CT [​IMG]

  8. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Welcome from North Carolina![​IMG]
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  10. RockRoadchick

    RockRoadchick In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Quote:We live south of Sparta but we lived in Cambria years ago, ummm 25 years ago. [​IMG]

    Thank you all for the warm welcome.

    As far as seeds go.. I'm chomping at the bit. I have a few starts inside, some herbs and daisies, spinach and watermelon. Outside so far, my rhubarb is going crazy and I'm planning on adding some asparagus next to it. I have peaches and blueberries too...

    Oh and four sons, two married, two at home, One 9 month old granddaughter and one grandson coming in August, one old dog and soon my chickens.

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