intro from socal

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smilingcat, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. smilingcat

    smilingcat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2010
    Pacific Northwest

    I been dropping in on BYC and reading for several months with great interests.

    We have been involved in serious gardening, not just victory garden of sort. It's more of a urban homesteading. Front yard is a veggie and flower garden, veggie garden in backyard and on the side. Soo its only appropriate that we get several chicken at some point. Well that happened about three days ago. We have two brahma, dark and light and one Ameraucana or is it easter egg chicken. What I wanted were wyandottes but not to be. Next on the list was four Brahmas but shoot, who would have expected that feed and supply store would sell out the chicks so fast. When we got there, they only had one dark brahma, one white brahma and four Ameraucana left. [​IMG]

    So now we are under pressure to build a small coop and a run for our little babies. Tad strange too in that my partner has childhood memories of growing up with chicken. Some funny stories about that and I too had about 50 chicks all at one time. another crazy story about that too.

    For whatever reason, we already had half a dozen or so feeders laying around. I guess it was meant to be.

    As for my username, well we foster both cats and dogs. currently, we have way too many cats and two dawgs. The cats will absolutely NOT harm the chicken. Cats are strictly indoors.

    Anyway, I hope to learn from many of you and hope to contribute.

    I think I've cleaned out the water "dish" six or so times today. [​IMG] I don't mind. I don't want my babies to get sick.

    One more thing, we are into deep organic, all natural food. All of our veggies are heirloom varieties. We also save many of the seeds for the following year etc. Our chicken will be au natural. We make our own jam, marmalade, canned veggies, dried herbs, bake our own bread... Toward self sufficiency.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from California. I too have gone a more sustainable route in my garden and life. It's fun and "so good for you". Our Wyandottes are very beautiful but have been the most temperamental of our six so perhaps you'll be better off with the ones you got. Best of luck! [​IMG]
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  5. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Welcome! It sounds like you have a lovely garden/yard home [​IMG] We love pictures here on BYC. Over here in Montana, my flowers and garden are just barley poking through the dirt! So I would really enjoy some sunny green pics from so cal. [​IMG] I am so happy you joined, you will love it here.
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Howdy from SC!
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  9. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    Welcome to BYC. Have you checked out our other sites, sufficient self or the easy garden? They're interesting too.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2010
  10. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2009
    [​IMG] from Eastern Kentucky.

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