Hi to you all from soon to be chicken lover (maybe)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wonderpup, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. wonderpup

    wonderpup In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2011
    NW Florida
    Hi, Hi, [​IMG] I am in NW Florida and my husband and I are thinking of adding a few chickens to family in the hopes of collecting fresh eggs. We had a baby 11 month ago after a very difficult pregnancy and have become more aware of 1) how much $$ we spend and ways to save pennies here and there and 2)what goes into or onto our bodies and are trying to go as organic as possible. My husband kept chickens as a child and we've been talking of getting a few chicks for a couple of years but now we are more motivated to actualy go through with it. We don't have a coop yet but the husband has plans for them [​IMG] I have been nosing around the learning center for a couple of days now mostly looking at different breeds which I hope I can find locally since I don't want to order a whole bunch of them from a hatchery. We are aiming to start off with 2-4. My inlaws called us this past weekend and out of the blue informed us that they had built a chicken coop and wanted us to go to the local feed store here and bring them some chicks to raise. They don't want to make the 40 minute drive to where we live to buy their own. The husband and I figured we might be able to go ahead and get out two chicks this week depending on what the feed store has. Am I correct in assuming that the selection might be limited this time of year? We'll see... maybe we will have to wait on getting out own for a couple of month. From browsing this site I think I want Australorps to start off. So anywhere, there is my introduction [​IMG] lol. I'm sure I will have a ton more questions in the near future.
  2. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from California
  4. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    Aloha, and [​IMG] from Maui, Hawaii!!

    Welcome to the Flock!
  5. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Welcome. And just remember when you're buying those chicks: unless they're guaranteeing them (and even if they do), you're likely to get as many roos as pullets (if not more). So you might want to get 3.
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. wonderpup

    wonderpup In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2011
    NW Florida
    Quote:Even if they aren't standard run? I thought you could order just pullets from a hatchery. The feed store here orders them pre-sorted as well. It's important for me to get only pullets. We absolutely cannot have a rooster. [​IMG]
  8. [​IMG] from North Carolina
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. You have come to the right place. [​IMG]
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] From Ohio

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