New(ish) to the craft

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cherisplace61, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Cherisplace61

    Cherisplace61 New Egg

    Sep 16, 2015
    Southeastern Illinois
    Hi to all you chicken keepers out there. This is my first time raising chickens although my significant other is a pro at it. He already had the chicken house, coop, heat lamps, feeders & waterers, so I am a bit ahead of the curve. We started with 7 silver wyandottes & 7 gold/brown wyandottes, which we got as chicks from one of our area's farm stores in late April 2015. We lost 2 from either a coon or a badger & 1 managed to jump the fence. We now have 11' 10 pullers & 1 rooster. Just this week we started getting the pullet eggs (4 so far), which was about what we figure based on information from here & other sites.

    I found out about BackYardChickens by googling for information online. :)

    My other hobbies are reading, crocheting & knitting, some gardening, singing in a women's barbershop chorus, & going to auctions. I also work full time outside the home. I like to travel when I can & going to the theater when I can manage the time.

    We live in southeastern Illinois & i work in southwest Indiana in the automotive industry. We have 7 children total & 6 grandchildren. We have 2 small dogs & 2 cats besides the wyandottes. I am very excited to raise chickens & in learning more about them. Our girls (pullets) are very pretty. Looking forward to the fresh eggs & the good chicken conversations. Thank you for creating a place to learn all about chicken
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined the BYC flock[​IMG]. Hope you will visit our very informative Learning Center.
  3. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    What a nice introduction, thanks for telling us a bit about yourself. In addition to all the chicken forums, you might enjoy the hobby section of BYC:

    If you have questions, feel free to ask. There are a lot of helpful, friendly members here and a ton of information.

    Thanks for joining us!
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2015
    Chicagoland DuPage Co
  7. Cherisplace61

    Cherisplace61 New Egg

    Sep 16, 2015
    Southeastern Illinois
    Thank you everyone for the welcome.[/SIZEi really appreciate it,]

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