new here... cant wait until spring!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littlelune810, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2015
    Washington State
    I have been reading through the forums for a week or so. Always had chickens growing up, and my cousin runs a small poultry farm. I live pretty close to town but have 1/4 acre and we plan to get 3-4 hens this spring. I can't wait to teach our boys (5 and 2) about caring for animals and about healthy food (already teach them about it, but now we can take it to the next level!). We also plan to start our vegetable garden this year. Thank you all for your insightful posts!!
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I know where you're coming from. We just moved to Montana about 1 1/2 months ago and had to leave our flock behind, so we're looking forward to getting some new pullets ourselves this spring. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! The learning center Michael linked above is a great place to start. ...
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  4. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Raising poultry is a great family hobby and you all will enjoy those fresh eggs! Are you going to get your chickens from your cousin's poultry farm? What breed(s) are you thinking of starting off with?

    Make yourself at home here and if you have questions, always feel free to ask. There is a ton of information available and a lot of friendly, helpful members.

    Thanks for joining us!
  5. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! [​IMG]Welcome! Raising chickens, fresh eggs and a gardening are wonderful hobbies and experiences to share with children. There are several gardening threads on BYC as well. type gardening into the search bar if you'd like.
    Here is a link to your state's threads to find neighbors and discuss local husbandry.
    Best of luck to you and keep us posted!
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  6. lillihen77

    lillihen77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2015
    Spirit lake Idaho
    Welcome welcome!!!
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  7. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2015
    Washington State
    I am hoping to get one from his farm as he has purebred Americauna's, but since we only want 3 or 4 I would Like to have a few breeds with a variety of egg color. I was thinking 1 plymouth rock, 1 welsummer and maybe 2 Americauna's.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015
  8. littlelune810

    littlelune810 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2015
    Washington State
    Thanks but I'm not in Indiana... Washington state. Maybe I need to update my profile? Haha, I'll check it out!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens - think we are all eager for spring, and haven't even suffered through winter yet. The memories do linger.
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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