Howdy from TEXAS!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DirtDiva, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. DirtDiva

    DirtDiva Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2011
    Magnolia, TEXAS
    My Coop
    Howdy from Texas!

    We recently moved from the Texas Gulf Coast to Magnolia, a small town in SE Texas. We have 4 acres with a large pond in our front yard, surrounded by forests. Once our coop/runs/fence are built, we plan to get about 6-8 hens and 'maybe' 4 bantam hens. I raised chickens when I was in FFA, years ago. We also raised White Leghorns for eggs. Now that my husband and I have acerage, we are looking forward raising chickens, guineas, and possibly several ducks and geese. Plan to eventually get several Nigerian Dwarf goats to have our own milk, cheese, butter, etc. Plan to get hens that are good egg layers, with friendly, sociable temperaments. Our coop will consist of two enclosed runs. We have preditors in our area and don't want to risk injury/death to the flock. We'll run the hens in one run while the other run grows grass, cover crops, etc, then switch the hens to that side once the other side is eaten/scratched down. As soon as we learned we'd be moving to the country, I started researching and reading everything I could find on chickens. I was so excited knowing we'd be able to raise our own hens and have fresh eggs! I learned about while doing my chicken research.

    We are both retired and LOVE it! We are avid cyclists, runners, swimmers, and fitness nuts who love just about every type of outdoor activity. We also participate in triathlons and running events. My husband is an avid surfer and windsurfer. He's also an excellent carpenter. I also love growing vegetables. Despite the Texas drought, we've had a pretty successful garden. In time we plan to sell eggs and veggies at our local farmer's market. No 'farm' animals yet, just our two dogs, and four cats.

    Any input on the pros/cons of raising standard and bantams together is appreciated! Looking foward to being a part of the forums and learning as much as I can!
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    You will certainly find the best breeds for you here on the forum!! [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello! Sounds like you two "GOT IT GOIN' ON!" [​IMG]

    Your new place sounds like paradise! Congrats and welcome to BYC!
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC. Your own eggs and veggies... sounds fantastic! Enjoy!
  5. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Hi and [​IMG] !
  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC!
  9. kychicken75

    kychicken75 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Lebanon ky
    Hello from ky!!!
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Howdy neighbor .. from Montgomery! Be sure to visit the BYC Texas Thread (see my signature)


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