New Girl In Town

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pickledpenny, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chirping

    Oct 6, 2014
    South California
    Hi everyone!
    I'm a relapsing chicken addict who decided to finally join here. I'm a military spouse stuck in a South California subdivision with an HOA ban on poultry for now. Our previous home was in the mountains where we had land and 40+ chickens of various breeds who roamed it. Our kids' pastor recently had his flock slaughtered by dogs,but was able to save the eggs his broody was sitting on! So we volunteered to take them and raise them until they were ready to go outside and to my husband's co-worker. Annnnd the fever struck! Three days later I made a Styrofoam incubator thanks to the Trader Joe's post and bought some eggs. There's a demand for egg layers so if it works I'll just raise chicks in the garage until they're fully feathered out and sell! Then there is no poultry roaming the backyard all the time and I get my fix ;) Naughty? Maybe, but I'll keep on going unless someone says something! The little things are my happy place and my children (almost 2, 5, 5, 7, 9) adore them as well! One more year until we move back to a place with land! Anyway, I'm rambling! I can't wait to chat and learn more!
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Lots of people sneak their chickens into their HOA's as long as the neighbors are kept calm about the entire idea. Ha! Keep only hens, don't let the chickens eat the neighbors prized flower beds and share all eggs with the neighbors!! Hopefully this keeps them happy.

    Good luck and we do welcome you to our flock!
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with the chicks!
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    Good luck with the chicks!
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. love geese 101

    love geese 101 In the Brooder

    May 28, 2013
    Hey welcome to BYC!![​IMG]
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck.
  9. chad e

    chad e In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2014
    Welcome to BYC!
  10. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chirping

    Oct 6, 2014
    South California
    If only our neighbor wasn't part of the HOA board! Haha! I don't want to get on the landlord's bad side either ;) I just have to have a little patience (which isn't a strong trait of mine!).
    Thank you! It is wonderful for them. I grew up a farm girl in potato country and want that life for my kids so badly. When we had our previous flock we got them as day old chicks and raised them to lay our breakfast. They loved it and want it back as badly as my husband and I do. And goats, and pigs, and cows.... Can't wait to get back to the life I love! I always tell my husband he should know how much I love him because there's no other way I'd be living in such an overpopulated area with no farm animals to keep company.

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