New from Knoxville, TN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AustinRhea, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. AustinRhea

    AustinRhea Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] My screen name is AustinRhea on a few different boards out there in cyber space, so some of you may have "seen" me around. I guess first to answer the introduction questions. [​IMG]

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    **I got my first 6 pullets in November 2012. I lost 1 to an accident, she got her head stuck in between the roost and some chicken wire and broke her neck, and 2 others of the same breed to some strange sickness. I got 9 more in March 2013. A friend is giving me a hen and 2 roosters tomorrow night, which will bring my total to 13 hens and 2 roosters.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    **13 hens and 2 roosters

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    **I have 2 White Leghorns, 1 Speckled Sussex, 2 Barred Rocks, 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Speckled Sussex (at least that is what I bought but they don't look like my older girl). I will be getting 1 EE hen and 2 EE roosters from my friend tomorrow night.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    ** From "A Chicken in Every Yard" and from someone on a Meet-up site I am a member of.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    ** I recently started raising rabbits. I am going to can for the first time tomorrow. I have been trying to learn to grow a garden. I love to read, watch TV and watch movies. I want to learn to knit sometime this year as well.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    **I am 35 and disabled with a back problem. I moved to Knoxville, TN in October 2001. I married my wonderful husband in July of 2003. First of 2012 I began to read up on prepping. Getting chickens [​IMG] was my first big move in prepping. I am raising them for meat and egg.
    I also recently started raising rabbits. [​IMG] I got my 4 breeders about a month ago. I will have my first set of kits around Thanksgiving or Christmas. We have 5 cats, 8 dogs (1 Chihuahua, 1 Boston Terrier/Chihuahua, 1 Dachshund/Chihuahua, 1 Jack Russell, 1 American Rottweiler, 1 Male Pit Bull, 1 Female Pit Bull, & 1 Hound mix), and a Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig on top of the chickens and rabbits.


    My chickens live in a 10'x10' coop with a 10'x10' run. I will be building a separate building and run for the roosters.

    The hen in my avatar is an Ameraucana. Her name is Ginger.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, AustinRhea, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Sounds like you have a very busy farm! Good luck to you and your flock!!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and best of luck to you!
     
  5. mturgeon

    mturgeon New Egg

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    Thank you,,
    I have my coop now I'm looking for my chickens!!! Hoping this site will teach me a few tricks!!!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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