New chicken keeper in Columbia, SC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kellyinsc, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. kellyinsc

    kellyinsc Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2010
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Brand new, in fact, I don't even have chickens yet. I've been saving up for three years to build the perfect chicken house to keep my hens safe and healthy. The exterior is now finished, but I still have some work to do on the interior. It's 11'X11' with an 11'X25' run.

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

    None yet. But my goal is 6 Wyandottes (of different colors), 2 Speckled Sussex, and 2 wheaten Marans. I'll also keep 2 Ameraucanas for a friend. I am now actively looking for pullets, so if you have any within 4-5 hours of Columbia, SC, I'll come by to pick them up. I'm looking for healthy, beautiful hens that I could possibly show.

    (4) How did you find out about

    Internet search.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I groom, show, train, and judge dogs. I used to train and show hunter/jumpers. I'm an avid gardener, learning all the time---and killing grass as fast as I can. I love to kayak and have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

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

    I have a wonderful, patient, tolerant husband; and we unschool our two boys (22 & 14). We live with a beagle (SodaPop), and a cat (Esme). I keep two hives of bees.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
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    From, VA

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  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] from Arkansas! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Kelly! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  5. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
  6. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    From Ga.
  7. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    [​IMG] from PA. Enjoy byc! Sounds like you've been planning well for your chickens and you're in good hands here. [​IMG]
  9. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2009
    South Carolina
    [​IMG] from a BYCer who just moved from Columbia. Never heard of unschooling until your post. I did a quick search and found the style most interesting!
  10. GardenGranny

    GardenGranny Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2009
    Augusta, GA
    Welcome from Augusta. Check out the South Carolina thread. There are lots of other chicken lovers near you!

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