New Member from Norco, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vyshtia, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I'm a new member living in Norco, CA. I'm a veterinary technician living with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 fish, 3 quail, and 1 horse. I would never have thought that I'd be joining a chicken forum! My family have had geese and ducks when I was little but never chicken. I got the idea when I was housesitting for a lady that has 2 chicken and saw how much they liked bugs. I have a very nice garden and am an avid succulent collector - I run into bugs and worms all the time and don't know how to get rid of them...my answer now is to get a chicken! To test my theory, I dug up some grubs and offered them to the chicken, they loved em! After some research on owning chickens, I really warmed up to the idea of having fresh eggs - so now I'm hooked. We're going to build a nice chicken coop this weekend and then I'm off to find some chickens to own! I'm looking for some Buff Orpington and Wyandottes. I'm planning on just having 3 chicken (see the theme?), but there are so many cool chicken out there (never thought I'd say that) that I may end up getting more. One thing at a time, I think my biggest challenge will be finding a source to purchase these specific chicken breeds...and of pet quality too...may be too much to ask....

    I've been browsing through this site and there are a lot of really nice people on here! A LOT of knowledge and experience shared too. Great site! Great people. Kudos!
     
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana!
     
  3. sweet tweets

    sweet tweets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy your new compulsion!
     
  4. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Locust Grove, VA
    [​IMG] from Virginia!
     
  5. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    [​IMG] from Indiana [​IMG]
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from WI
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

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    [​IMG] nieghbor. I dont think its gonna be to much to ask. If you live in Norco you should be able to find what your looking for. Sorry I dont have those breeds your looking for but someone on here will point you in the right direction. Chicken keeping is very addictive so make sure the coop is one that can be added on to later. Have fun and keep us posted!


    Chef
     
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG]
     
  9. vyshtia

    vyshtia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coop we're planning on building is going to be a coop/run combo. The coop itself will be 4ft X 4ft, inside a run that is 6ft tall and 10 ft long...something like that. Should be roomy enough for a few chickens! I'm sure we will be able to add to it if necessary...my bf is very handy about stuff like that. I'm not expecting to go too crazy with the whole chicken thing...but then...I never thought I'd ever even own chickens in the first place! LOL
     
  10. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    Missouri
    [​IMG] You will enjoy your new flock!
     

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