New Member from Mesa, AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by itsredcandy, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2012
    Far East Mesa, AZ
    My Coop

    My name is Selina. I am a married mother of two girls ages 6 and 8. Moved to the Phoenix, AZ area in 2005 from Portland, OR. I love AZ. Recently have become interested in healthful benefitsof food rather than focusing on the taste of unhealthy food. I watched a movie about our food industry and was sickened by many things, but one thing I can do I refuse to buy Tyson chicken and also I can raise my own laying hens. So, 10 day old chicks bought on 1/14/2012. A new adventure begins.

    I've been reading so much valuable information here on this site and the forums. Thank you all of you for your wonder information and individual point of views. I live in an HOA and am hoping the street noise will muffle out the clucking of chickens and the odor is controllable. I am favoring the DLM. I know we have a neighbor that has had a rooster for about 2 years and am pretty comfortable about not being fined by the HOA for the chickens but if I am I will find them a loving home.

    My husband is going to be building the coop and we're going for a playhouse style coop with a run attached to the back door. The run will be covered to prevent predators from getting in and keep the chickens from flying to the neighbors.

    I was surprised how much support I got from those I thought would call me nuts. My grandmother is one of them. I thought for sure she would call me crazy but she was impressed and very supportive. My husband on the other hand, well he thinks I've lost my marbles.

    Look forward to learning from all of you.

    BTW.. I picked up 2 Barred Rocks, 3 New Hamp. Reds, 2 RIR, and 1 Ameraucana yesterday. I am going to let my girls pick out one each today.
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    [​IMG] Selina sounds like you have a great plan. Remember too hens announce when they have laid an egg or eggsong. Usually at the same time of day thankfully.


  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Welcome, Selina! (My daughter's name is Selina, also.) GREAT NAME by the way. [​IMG]

    Since your other neighbor had a rooster, it seems you should be fine with your chickens.

    They can get loud whenever they choose to do their eggsong.

    Mine don't do the eggsong often, but when they do, it's LOUD till they shut up.

    And yelling SHUT UP at them doesn't work. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your chickens and congrats on eating healthier!
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Selina! [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  6. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    Upshur County, Texas
    Hi Selena,
    I'm actually from Salem, OR and transplanted to the other side of the valley from you. Winter is all well and good here but I can hardly stand the lack of rain! Summer is something ominous on the horizon, hopefully we get a mild one this time around.
  7. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
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  8. itsredcandy

    itsredcandy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2012
    Far East Mesa, AZ
    My Coop
    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I actually like the AZ heat and lack of rain. I enjoy Monsoon season and the quick 20 minute rains it brings. I took my girls today to ACE Hardware as the had a new delivery of chicks. Unfortunately they didn't have any white egg layers so I told them we'd pass and come back in a few weeks. They may have some in two weeks. I am going to be looking for a couple white egg layers for my husband. I think I could easily get Chicken Fever (chicken obsession). [​IMG]
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
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  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
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