New members in San Diego

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by becngugriss, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. becngugriss

    becngugriss New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I love this forum/web site. So rich with information!

    My family is new to raising chickens. Kids are 9 and 13. We started raising 3 Black Australorps from chicks in July of 2013. The kids are enjoying having novel pets and I am appreciating the eggs which started coming daily since January 1 2014. We were sad to find that one of our chicks turned out to be a roo, so we had to return him to his original home yesterday where he will be well cared for, so we are now down to 2 hens.

    I've been using this site for a lot of great information. I got some plans through a contact on this site and built a coop from raw materials as well as a covered run. It was quite a fun project!

    So far, this has not been a venture that will pay itself back in eggs very quickly. So far the cost per dozen eggs is about $1,000 which over time I know will come down considerably. However, I have no regrets. It's not about saving money on eggs. We are LOVING the fresh eggs (and knowing where they came from) and the birds are lovely (yet quirky) companions.

    Looking forward to many great years with our hens. It's wonderful to be part of this community.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Don't factor labor into the price of those eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe at some point you and the kids would like to hatch a few chicks. You can get a small incubator and buy some fertile eggs.

    BYC has lots of info on incubation and hatching in the Raising Backyard chickens forum. The Learning center is very informative also.

    If you buy "fertile" eggs you don't need to have a rooster.
     

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