New to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Plakosmom, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Plakosmom

    Plakosmom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 24, 2016
    My name is Lori. I am new the chicken world although my sister and our oldest son have had them for years. It's taken me a decade to convince by husband, but after he retired he seems to have the time to give to another hobby.
    Our first step is to build the coop. I hope I can get it finished before the spring chicken hatch. I plan on modifying the Wichita Coop to fit our yard. We live in the Eastern Sierra in the high dessert of Bishop, CA.
    I am a Dental Hygienist and my husband is retired Public Relations. We aren't professional builders, but we've done lots of projects over the years and look forward to a new one. We refer to ourselves as " keystone construction."
    We are also California Master Gardeners, and plan to use our chickens in the garden as bug control and fertilizers.
    My biggest concern is when the chickens get older and stop laying, I won't be able to eat them or give them to someone else to eat[​IMG] Although I'm not vegetarian, I love animals. We will only be able to keep 4-5 chickens per city regulations. But, I'll cross that bridge when we get there.
    Thanks for all your support,
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Lori, welcome to BYC. Good luck in establishing your flock.
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC, Lori! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Feel free to ask any questions you may have; we are happy to help. Have you checked out our learning center yet? Tons of helpful info there!

    You sound like me - I could never eat my chickens that I've raised myself. I grow way too attached to them! My hens will continue to be cared for and loved even after they have quit laying.

    Good luck with your new chicken adventures and welcome to our community!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens
  5. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Lori, [​IMG]

    Good for you on getting the coop ready before the chickens, they grow out of the brooder quickly. Have you decided on breeds yet? There are so many to choose from, I'm sure you'll find some you like.

    Thanks for joining us!
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Lori and a warm welcome to our community. I hope you enjoy raising your chickens and being a member of BYC as much as the rest of us!

    All the best
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Lori. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Mountain Peeps; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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