New from CA, and finally have chickens!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blusea23, May 8, 2011.

  1. blusea23

    blusea23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    Aromas, CA
    Hi everyone!
    Ever since I was a 4-Her, I wanted to have chickens. My dad forbade me because he thought they were too dirty to keep on the dairy farm, so I kept myself happy with my horses. After college, getting married, and moving around a bit (KY, NY, SD), we have recently settled in CA and found a lovely house to rent. We have a big backyard and landlords that gave us the go-ahead to build a coop and get some chicks. We picked out a coop design we could manage and got started.

    With the coop finally finished and six happy chicks (2 black sexlinks, 2 buff orpingtons, and 2 wyandottes) we are having so much fun! I've already had lots of questions answered by cruising the threads, and can't wait to learn more as my babies grow and start laying.

    Any other displaced farm girls out there? Glad to be part of the group!
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome. I'm glad you have such an great landlord. Fortunately I haven't found chickens to be dirty, but their scratching around as adults can be a little hard on a lawn sometimes. Of course I think they are totally worth a few bare spots. Continue enjoying the chicken adventure.

    I'm just a former suburbanite who discovered her inner farm girl.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Congrats on your chicks & good luck with them [​IMG] I'm not a displaced farm girl, but I am a small town girl that finally got to have a little farm [​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  8. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Hi from NC! [​IMG]
    treat your landlord to eggs on a regular basis [​IMG]
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome from another Californian!

    You picked a good mix for a flock! I, too, rent, and keep my land-lady well supplied with eggs. I am moving soon, because I'm trying to buy a house, but since my land-lady is a co-worker, I promised I will just bring her eggs to work anyway. She will never need to pay for them, because she has let me keep chickens. It's been that important to me!

    Chickens are a hoot! Relaxing, laughable, personable, and full of antics.
  10. blusea23

    blusea23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2011
    Aromas, CA
    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]. I'm so glad such a vibrant online community exists for our hobby/obsession! Look forward to seeing more of you all in the future.

    Cheers and cheeps!

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