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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abbyful, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. abbyful

    abbyful Hatching

    Nov 28, 2011
    Hi Everyone! I've thought about getting chickens off and on for a while, and I think this spring we're just going to do it. So I'm on here learning whatever I can before we get started.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I grew up on a farm and we had chickens, but we never really did anything to "raise" them, just like farm cats, they found their own food and the smart ones stayed alive. I'll be having "city chickens" obviously, so it will be a little more hands-on than our farm chickens were when I was a kid.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I'm thinking about getting: 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 Silver Cuckoo Marans
    (I really like the "cool" chickens like Silkies, Polish, Sultan, but I don't think I'll get those right now because I want eggs and living in the city I only have room for a few chickens.)

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Google search

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I have 3 dogs, 2 papillons and a shelter mutt (pomeranian/schipperke mix we think). One of the papillons I show in AKC conformation. I enjoy cooking and eating, especially various ethnic cuisines (Ethiopian is my favorite!).

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I got married this summer to the man that I met in college and I've been dating for the past 7 years, very happy about that [​IMG]. That's also another reason we want to get chickens, we'll probably start a family soon and I think it's really important for kids to know how to act around animals and where their food comes from. I already mentioned my pets. I work as a web developer for a children's hospital.

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  3. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Welcome to the forum. I am in Bucyrus Ks, just south of OP.
  4. sunnydalefarms

    sunnydalefarms Songster

    Jul 8, 2011
    Sturgeon, MO
  5. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  6. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you meet you!
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

  8. [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  9. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

    You'll find BYC folks are very friendly and knowledgeable and are always eager to help!
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.

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