New from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buffalobillh, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. buffalobillh

    buffalobillh Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been lurking for a while, but it was time to join. I'm getting up to snuff on breeds, and want to start my own small backyard flock. Haven't had chickens around since I was a kid, and it's way past time to get started.

    I have an old makeshift coop (attached to rear of garage) that was here when we moved in. I want to clean it up, fix it up, and add a few hens. I'm thinking of getting three Australorp and three Buff Orpingtons to start. I might also be able to get three Red Stars from a friend of mine, but I'll run out of room if I had 9-10 right now. The research has been fun and educational, and everyone seems to be very helpful. Not sure how soon I'll get my flock going, but I'm looking forward to it. Hope to do some evening free ranging. Eventually, I'd like to construct a large portable run when budget allows. It's fun to think about it anyway.

    Going to get back to gardening, too. The way our grandparents did things took a little more time and effort, but was definitely wholesome, natural, and worth it. Little by little, I want to return/come as close to that way as much as possible. Raising chickens is one of the easier, more satisfying ways to do that.

    Thanks for having me!

    Bill
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Bill, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you aboard! Lots of folks on BYC - me included - are going back to the older and simpler ways. Good luck to you!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site Bill! Good luck with everything and hopefully we'll be seeing pictures of your flock soon :)
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree, gardening and chickens are wonderful hobbies with plenty benefits!
     
  7. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from east central Indiana!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. buffalobillh

    buffalobillh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, everyone!
     

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