Hi from the Olympic Peninsula

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CarlaSuePNW, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. CarlaSuePNW

    CarlaSuePNW In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2017
    I'm here learning about chickens as part of learning about sustainable permaculture.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I grew up on a farm/ranch with chickens, in Colorado. I have some memories of it, but my mom's setup was much larger and with different goals than what I am considering pursuing. I'm here to learn. I don't yet have chickens or plans to get any soon, but if I understand chicken math correctly, that means I may unwittingly end up with a large flock in a year or two. : )

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

    (3) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Gardening, knitting, political activism, old-home reno.

    (4) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We are looking at building a garage with small studio on our property and ways to develop that space and our surrounding land with sustainability in mind. I have been researching permaculture for my area, and how chickens fit with that. So much to learn!
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    So glad you could join our community! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Might help you get started before you actually do get your birds... https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ Lots of great articles in this section on all the aspect of keeping poultry and to brush up on your chicken skills. ;)

    So pull up a roost bar and join in on the chat. Enjoy BYC! :)
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  3. CarlaSuePNW

    CarlaSuePNW In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2017
    Hi TwoCrows,
    Yes, I have been reading and reading the article section. So many great ideas. I didn't think I could do meat production, but the informative articles on butchering and processing show a process that seems so much more humane and respectful than the way it was done where I grew up. Now I think maybe I could do meat production in addition to eggs.
    And the different coop designs are fascinating. Lots to think about!
    Thank you,
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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