New from north central FL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kissem37, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. kissem37

    kissem37 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I've been a lurker for a long time on BYC- it seems like every question I could think of was answered, with depth and detail! What a great forum [​IMG]
    I live on a small semi-rural lot with my husband, 3 children, 2 cats, dog, and 3 chickens. We hope to get miniature goats soon, too. I've been slowly working towards the model of self-sufficient living- planting herbs and veggies, fruit trees, and pollinator attracting flowers, raising chickens for eggs, and eventually goats for milk and cheese. My husband and I built our chicken coop and run last year, and we started out with a couple of chicks that my son's kindergarten class hatched. Fast forward a few months, and I've made my first incubator (out of a styrofoam Omaha steaks cooler), with a lot of help from the forum posts here. Success! I hatched 8 of 9 (I'm pretty sure that last one wasn't fertile), and soon had a bathroom filled with peeping little fuzzballs! I totally caught the chicken bug [​IMG] All but one of those went to my friend's farm, who was just starting out with chickens.
    Our current flock is ragtag- 1 dominique, 1 barred rock, and 1 tiny OEG. The family has decided that we really like bantams, and think they are perfect for our little space, so we're hoping to hatch out a bunch of little silkies soon.
    I co-own a small natural cosmetics and personal products (soaps, lotions, etc) company. I am also a doula and hope to be a midwife someday when the kids are much older. I love to read, dance, cook, and learn new things. So glad to be here!
    Karen
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi kissem, glad you joined in! Welcome from Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. J's Orpingtons

    J's Orpingtons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Northern Ireland
     
  5. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas. [​IMG]
     
  6. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms, CA You'll find a lot of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who love to help!!
     
  7. elevan

    elevan Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Karen! [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I am in North Fl too. Halfway between Tallahassee and Panama City.
     

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