New Member, New Chicken Enthusiest

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SueLou, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. SueLou

    SueLou Just Hatched

    Mar 27, 2016
    Hamlet, North Carolina
    Hi All! My Mother has wanted chickens since the day she and my Father bought this property 16 years ago. Daddy never got around to building her a chicken coop. Instead, he built her a house and garden (2!) and spoiled us all by doing everything for us all. We lost Daddy to cancer November 28th 2015. In those days leading up to his death he gave Mom and I permission to finally raise the chicken coop and apologized for not doing it sooner. Now, four months after his death, we are moving forward with the chickens! Today we purchased 8 chics that are peeping away as I sit here and type. What a sweet sound! Tuesday a nice gentleman will be here to erect our coop and run. Hopefully, by Wednesday I will be posting pics of our sweet chics new home. I know it will be a process and a learning curve will surely be needed. Wish us luck! We both, Myself..Sue and my Mom...Lou (hence the SueLou name) are excited to start this new adventure and labor of love. Best wishes to each of you!

  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011
    Welcome to the forum, Sue!

    What a tragedy you have endured. :hugs I am so sorry to hear that you lost your daddy to such a terrible disease.

    It is so nice he gave you both one last gift. A gift that keeps on giving. Chickens are wonderful therapy animals, I'm sure you will enjoy your time raising them, in honor of your dad.

    My best to both of you. Happy chicken raising!
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  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello SueLou!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck on your chicken adventure! It is worth all the work. :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Sue & Lu, hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Sue and Lou - welcome to BYC. I can barely imagine the pain and anguish you are all experiencing right now, but i do hope that your new chicks will provide a positive focus for you.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken.

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

    All the best
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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