it all! ::sigh::The whole intro thing...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OverEggstended, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just spent 10 min typing an intro... and computer decided to go out for coffee and eat it all! ::sigh::

    The quick version -

    I am a homemaker in Virginia. Trying to raise 2 delinqent teenagers (one mine, other my BF's ward he took in). Both are special needs for emotional/conduct reasons. Good kids most of the time. Well... some of the time. Well... suffice it to say I have not yet decided to kill them.

    We already have 2 schipperkes, 1 moose that my BF swears is a dog and that literally eats us out of house and home (as in the walls, doors, carpeting, etc) if she does not get her prozac, a neurotic cat, and 3 psyhcotic and spoiled parrots. Oh... and about 40 large koi.

    So... I figured we need some chickens of course!

    We are currently chickenless... but planning away. I got the honey looking at coop plans I drew up for materials lists. I got my daughter looking at muppets (those darn silkies are just too cute!). I myself am researching some nice egg laying bantams. Currently I am considering Favorelles and Easter Eggs.

    In any case... "Hi all" from the funny farm and I look forward to any help you can all offer!
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Welcome from SW VA, Abingdon to be specific.

    Enjoy BYC, it rocks!
     
  3. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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    Sounds to me like you will fit right in!

    Welcome!
     
  4. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]
     
  6. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    [​IMG] from MN!
     
  7. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    [​IMG] from SoCal!
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Another [​IMG] from Indiana! It definitely sounds like you could use some Chicken Therapy!! [​IMG]
     
  9. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken Therapy... um... LOL

    I just hope I will not go crazy from them. I was all excited about the 14,000 gallon koi pond when we moved in here. Any idea just how much "fun" a large koi pond is? Little did I know!!!!

    Where should I post to ask opinions on breeds? The breeds section I presume?
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:The breed section will help a lot! To me (definitely an opinion), chickens are easier than dogs...but, I would guess they can be more work than a koi pond. Not sure how many chickens it would take to equal a 140,000 gallon koi pond though! [​IMG] Chickens are pretty self-sufficient provided they have good shelter, feed, water and get their coop cleaned out every so often. Of course, little things pop up here and there as with any animal (injuries, etc). DH and I started with 6 hens a couple years ago (no prior experience)...we now have 28 hens and 2 roosters! Chickens are awesome! [​IMG]
     

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