New Member from Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lyddz, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Lyddz

    Lyddz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2011
    I'm a super new-to-chickens highschooler, don't have any chickens yet, don't really know what breeds to get, and don't really have an absolute "Yes!" on the whole thing from my parents. Right now I'm still in the process of convincing my parents (and myself, truthfully) to get them. I found BYC via Google because I had this brilliant idea to talk to someone who knows they're stuff, and this forum has a lot of somebodies!

    Another of my hobbies is finding ways to recycle, like building a pallet shed or fence, using old trashcans to grow potatoes in, old rubbermaid storage bins as nest boxes, old milk jugs as pooper scooper, old clothes and towels used to make rag rugs, stuff like that. I'm also trying to convince my family to start a garden, compost, get goats, and conform to my use-everything recycling method. I set my goals high:p I'm the oldest of 4, so maybe I can brain-wash my little sisters to back me up when asking my dad if I can build a pallet-shed or fence.

    And there is me in a (really long) introduction!![​IMG]
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] a warm welcome from ct.!!! byc is very addicting and extremely helpful!!! good luck! [​IMG]
  5. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

    Feb 20, 2011
    Keep convincing your parents, because chickens are great to have around! the best breeds (I think) would be the rhode island reds, Buff Orphingtons, red and black sex-links, etc. I hope you get some! [​IMG]
  6. frenchlakechickens

    frenchlakechickens New Egg

    Feb 19, 2011
    Hi Welcome! I am a new member too! Our whole family got into chickens and my daughter who is 12 started showing them in 4-H last year. Are you wanting to do 4-H or just have them for fun and organic eggs?
    I agree that the production strains Plymouth Rock, Rhode Islands, Red Stars, etc would be great for farm fresh eggs.
    You might want something a bit fancier for showing to do well at the fair.
    I love our Orpington she is fat and fluffy and gentle. Kids especially like to hold and handle chickens and some breeds are more skittish.
    We just added some baby Australorpes and Speckled Sussex.
    So talk your parents into it and have some fun!
  7. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

    Feb 20, 2011
    Quote:I AGREE WITH YOU! [​IMG]
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I hope you get some. They're great therapy, food, soil aerators, fertilizer donators, & all around FUN!
  9. bluere11e

    bluere11e Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2011
    West Palm Beach
    Glad to have another member. Everything you need to know about chickens you will find it here..
    Welcome to BYC
  10. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2011
    Round O, SC
    [​IMG] from South Carolina!

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