Just starting in MO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by showme69, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. showme69

    showme69 In the Brooder

    Oct 31, 2010
    Union, MO
    Figure I'll make this easy and use the suggested questions.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Spent a lot of time as a kid at my great-aunt and uncle's farm. They had a large hen house along with dairy cattle and crop fields. I miss having that connection to a farm and would like to expose my children to at least a small aspect of farming and raising our own food. I just recently started thinking about getting a few layers in the spring and I'm looking for information so I do it right.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?


    (3) What breeds do you have?

    See question #2.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Found it with a google search.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Hunting, fishing, shooting, camping, photography, reading, geocaching, gardening, paintball, ATV riding...

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Been married for 14 years. We have an 11-year-old biological son and a 5-year-old daughter adopted from Vietnam. We have two dogs and four cats. My wife and I are both RNs.

    I look forward to absorbing as much info as I can this winter so we can start raising some chickens this spring.
  2. [​IMG] You will learn a lot here, this is the most informative site I've found. Good luck on your new adventure.
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Greetings from Tucson and [​IMG] My wife is an RN too. Have fun planning your chickens. Today is the one year anniversary of my discovery of BYC. I read as much as I could every day here before I got my chickens. My chickens are better off for it. [​IMG] Good luck!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Welcome, from Eastern Wa. This is the place to find info about raising chickens.
  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    [​IMG] from Tennessee! Now how can we help jump start your chicken addiction? [​IMG]
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. [​IMG]
  8. Baralak

    Baralak Songster

    [​IMG] From West Monroe, LA... and I see another GEOCACHER!!!
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  10. showme69

    showme69 In the Brooder

    Oct 31, 2010
    Union, MO
    Quote:Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    Hey, I'm not that far from you marebear07. I really like Lincoln Co. and have hunted the managed deer hunt at Cuivre River State Park a couple times.

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