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Howdy from Arkansas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WillWork4Eggs, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. WillWork4Eggs

    WillWork4Eggs Hatching

    Apr 27, 2009
    Howdy, y'all![​IMG]
    Although I grew up on a farm, this is my first year raising chickens as an adult. About six weeks ago I got up my courage and bought 18 baby chicks (pullets, mostly) of mixed breeds. I'm raising them in my backyard for eggs. I may put a few in the freezer, too. Right now they're in an 8' x 8' run, which we'll be expanding to 8' X 12' soon, but I also plan on giving them the run of the yard once they're big enough. They really seem to love it out there!
    Now that I've got the important stuff out of the way [​IMG], a little more about me. I'm happily married (15 yrs.) with three beautiful children, one beloved little miniature dachshund and a calico cat. I'm a college nursing student and some of my favorite activities are gardening and cooking.
    I joined this message board because it looks like fun and I'm hoping to learn more about raising chickens, make friends with fellow farmers and to share and read about experiences with chickens.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2009

  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  3. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

    Apr 8, 2009
    Long, OK
    Howdy back at ya, and Welcome...

    Quote:Sounds like you have come to the right place!
  4. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    [​IMG] From Mountain Home, AR.
  5. Guwisti

    Guwisti In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2009
    Van Buren, AR
    Hi there, another howdy from Arkansas!

    I have 6 - 51/2 week old pullets. 2 Rock Reds (Black Star Sex Links), 2 Welsummers, and 2 Silver penciled Wyandottes. Just got their coop and attached run finished this weekend....so no more chickens in the house. Yay!

    First time I've had chickens as an adult. I'm raising them for eggs. When I was little my dad would chop their heads off and make me chase them until the fell down. I was 3 and thought it was fun, but my mom tells me I also stopped eating fried chicken at that age as well. lol.
  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    [​IMG] to you both from California
  7. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] Hiya from another Arkansan! There are a lot of us out here from Arkansas. Be sure to check out the Where Am I, Where are Your thread!


  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Welcome from Michigan! [​IMG]

    You've come to the right place to learn, meet new friends, and just chat in general - I look forward to your posts!
  9. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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