Howdy from the Pacific Northwest!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gloribee69, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Gloribee69

    Gloribee69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!
    Just became a member as I have been frequenting this great site for information on raising chickens in my small town "urban" backyard. Found this website form a google search and LOVE it!!! I am a complete newbie --chicken flock virgin. [​IMG]
    We are limited to five chickens according to city limits and space. We are myself, a substitute teacher, hubby--landscape gardener, daughter (13) and son (8). Hubby and I want to create a garden and create a more self-sufficient life. We would like to get 4 chickens that are good layers, one or two that are good foragers and hopefully all that are good pets. (Don't think the kids will approve of eating them at this stage.)
    Breeds that I am considering from the local feed shops are: 1.) Ameraucana (prob EE, I know [​IMG]); 2.) Buff Orpington 3.) Rhode Island Red (son and hubby want); 4.) Silver or Golden Laced Wyandotte; and, 5.) Australorp. (not in any order of preference)
    NOW, the kids have decided they want Silkies! Help! I am reading lots of mixed reviews about this. Any input from those of you with more experience?

    Not sure how to add signature yet but other pets are beautiful lab mutt, B.B.; Big Cat, Slinky; Crazy Teen Kitten, Freya and Sweet Mini Rex Rabbit, Carmela. Oh yes, and Red Fish (a Beta).
     
  2. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    With my chickies!
    Hello! I've just joined and am from the Great Northwest too!
     
  3. Gloribee69

    Gloribee69 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Fluffballs!
    What type of chickens do you have?
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    from an imp in Renton

    I was just in Snohomish on Friday. Spent the day shopping and sightseeing. Pretty town.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

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  7. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    With my chickies!
    None- yet. I hope to get some soon, though![​IMG]
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     

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