New to chickens Hemet Ca

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Xanthfox, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Xanthfox

    Xanthfox Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I'm new here and to chickens. I reside in Hemet, CA. I'm a produce dept. Manager here in town. Married for 5 years this April. With our first son Nehemiah (9 months) our garden and work I got my hands full.
    We grow a garden every year. This year we will be expanding into our front yard! As a produce manager I know the importance of quality, organic fruits and veggies. With the new expansion. I have room in my backyard for my first Chicken Coop!!! The self sufficiency is very exciting. I'm setting up later this week after we replace our antediluvian back fence. Right now I'm looking to buy some Rhode island red hens from a hatchery in town. Would also like to add a Wynadette and/or Plymouth rock. I'm definitely looking for egg production. I'll ask alot of questions, do alot of Googling and am looking forward to conversing with seasoned pro's!
    Give me a shout if your from town! :)
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  3. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! It really does sound like you have your hands full there! Hope your coop goes to plan and you get your fence replaced. Be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help. Why not drop by the where am I where are you section of the forum to check for your state thread for other chicken people in your area. Here is the link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Wishing you the very best of luck.
    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. My only suggestion is, where children are involved, is to go with breeds that have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle. Rhode Island Reds are sometimes aggressive (especially the roosters). Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Defiantly check out the link provided by Yorkshire Coop.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined the "flock."

    Rhode Island Reds should be excellent egg layers for you. I would definitely recommend getting some Wyandottes eventually- I've kept some for four years, and they're my favorite breed, as they have been very good egg layers, extremely hardy, and friendly.

    Please feel free to ask all the questions you may have! We're all here to help in any way we can.[​IMG]
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, definitely check out the California thread and meet your neighbors.
     

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