Never Thought Chickens Could Change My Life

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rachelisneat, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. rachelisneat

    rachelisneat In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    Last week, our family joined the community of urban chicken keepers.! This comes after about a year of promising our eight-year-old that we could have chicken "maybe one day", and some heartfelt discussions amongst the adults of the family. We were also assured by our friends with more experience that chicken keeping is straightforward, if not easy, not too time-consuming, and rewarding. And who doesn't love fresh eggs?

    I had started doing my research on BYC, and random word-of-mouth, got good coop plan ideas, and said "What are we waiting for?" So we drove out to the farm store, planning on bringing home a mix of what they had to offer. Here's our flock: Buff Brahmas, Wyandotte, Plymouth Rock, Red Hybrid, and mystery Black chick. (Anyone who is interested, can help me identify her on the breed forum: "Sold as a Plymouth Rock"!)

    But this is the amazing part: we picked out our flock, drove them home in the car, and it was like Christmas! I haven't felt so much like a kid for, well, since I was a kid! The kids love 'em, my husband finds them interesting, we all tell anyone who will listen for a minute more than they ever wanted to know about our tiny flock of chickens. But I am obsessed. It's like having a new baby in the family, only there's a whole group of them! And they don't wake you up all night…

    Best thing ever!
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sounds like you have a nice flock already! You should get a wonderful variety of eggs when they begin laying.[​IMG]

    Good luck with your birds!
  4. ScenicViews

    ScenicViews Chirping

    Feb 17, 2015
    King, NC
    Goodness! We were (are) the same way. 3 weeks in, my poor friends, I don't know how they put up with me. My daughters are as crazy as I am posting pictures and talking about them day and night. My husband was very standoffish at first, now he goes to our basement in the morning and talks to them too! We have regally lost our minds.. I was giddy all the way home from the hatchery, giggling like a child.

    Yay! Chickens are so much fun!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new flock!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It's great to let the "inner child," out - it's never too late to have fun. Glad you are so happy with your new flock. It's great to have the family involved. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Good luck with your chicks! It sounds like you have a lovely variety of breeds.
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you joined us. And so glad you decided to join the fun of raising your own chickens. The fun keeps coming. I know you will be glad you made the plunge.
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Very nice to meet you! Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!

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