New, in NorCal

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mendochick, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. mendochick

    mendochick Hatching

    Jul 6, 2010
    Hi All,

    My husband and I live in wine country in Northern California and we have considered getting a backyard flock for the last several years. Last year we were going to "go for it", but I added up the costs and decided that it wouldn't really be a financially solvent venture [​IMG]. This year we've decided that it would be really nice to eat food that ate food from our garden, if that makes sense, so we're going to do it even though it will be a little more costly than simply buying fresh organic eggs from other local producers. So we're in the process of sourcing a coop and a pretty little flock that will produce a nice rainbow carton of eggs for us on an (almost) daily basis. I'd like to get a couple each of Silver Laced Wyandottes, Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers, Buff Orpingtons, and whatever other breeds we can find that strike our fancy. My husband and I both grew up in the country (he grew up on a farm with pigs, cows, and a commercial chicken house! my own parents had a small equestrian hobby farm) but neither of us have first hand knowledge of raising happy, organic, backyard hens. I have a lot of questions, so I'm really excited to join in on the forum to benefit from everyone's experience and expertise! I'm headed over to the feeding section to post my first question for all the backyard flock gurus...

    Thanks in advance for your advice, support, & hospitality!
  2. crazyaboutchickens

    crazyaboutchickens Live Long And Prosper

    Apr 10, 2010
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Rebekah! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]

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