How Did I Get Here?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by That'sRightReggie, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. That'sRightReggie

    That'sRightReggie In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2018
    We live in TN. Two years ago, we moved out of a subdivision (yuck) into the middle of nowhere; it's so great! We're a half-hour from groceries any direction we drive, so not too bad.
    We have four kids, but only one left at home. She is immunocompromised, and we were originally told chickens were not allowed. We were sad, because we really loved the idea of having a backyard flock. Happily, we surprisingly got the okay to have chickens, after we promised she would do no chicken kissing and/or poo-duty.
    We started this winter with a rescue rooster who had been attacked by a dog and never treated. He was full of horrible, stinky wounds. Long story short, that rooster looks amazing now! I know people don't usually start off that way, but he needed a family.
    We just purchased 5 guineas and 5 chicks today from the local co-op. It's a crap shoot! We'll see what happens.
    My husband built us an amazing chicken tractor, and we also got a small coop off of Craigslist.
    I love this website! I've been reading it for several years, and am really excited/terrified to be a chicken tender.
  2. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

    Aug 17, 2017
    Your right this one awesome site glad for you guys that you get to experience to joy of chickens. So sweet of you to take in the roo. A lot of people would be intimidated by that being the first. Even better. He has hens now. He’s a lucky man! Glad you joined. Lots of knowledge and support here!
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Think you will do fine remember that hardware cloth is you best friend to protecting your birds Welcome to Backyard Chickens
  5. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

    Aug 17, 2017
    so very true. You said you live in the middle of nowhere and I do also. Which means predators. Check out some predator proofing ideas. That way you can enjoy your fly with less heartbreak This is also a great site for predator proofing ideas
  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    between hardware cloth and ventilation the two most important choices
  7. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

    Nov 5, 2017
  8. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

    Jun 14, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    My Coop
    Welcome, to the world of chickens & pets in general. I just love people with perseverance, you finally got what you all wanted! Best wishes.
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under That'sRightReggie :frowWelcome!

    Great introduction and story; thank you for sharing! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one may be of particular interest:
    Topic of the Week - Adding a Rooster to the Flock [which is kind of what you are doing except the flock is new and he is not ;)]

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    Almost forgot! BYC has a Guinea Fowl Forum that you might also want to check out.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    007Sean, Joeschooks and N Sully like this.

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