New to Forum in Arkansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Criskin, May 19, 2009.

  1. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Hello everyone! My name is Cristin and I live in Arkansas. I liked the question and answer format posted here so I thought I'd use it. I really look forward to meeting and learning from other people who enjoy chicken keeping!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm not really new to chickens, but a bit out of practice. I grew up on a farm and ordered chicks every spring when I was a child. It's been years since I've been around them, though, and since our new house has 1/2 acre lot I talked my hubby into letting me keep chickens again!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I just ordered 18 chicks.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    The breeds I ordered (if they aren't substituted) are Partridge Rocks (5 pullets and 2 cockerels), Buff Orpingtons (5 pullets and a cockerel) and Barred Rocks (5 pullets).

    (4) How did you find out about
    I was doing some online research to refresh myself on what is required to keep chickens happy and healthy when I came upon this site.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love reading, writing, playing WoW (an online game), gardening, saltwater aquarium keeping and spending time with my family.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I live with my husband, my 4 year old son, Benjamin, and Henry and Olga, brother and sister border collie mixes who were adopted from the Humane Society. I also have 2 clownfish, 2 gobies and a starfish. Currently I am a housewife but I plan to get a job as soon as my son starts school. I have a B.A. in English (but I'm not a grammar snob, I promise) and, like every good English major, I am writing a novel.
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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Hello Cristin and welcome from Virginia! [​IMG]

    Glad to have you join us. [​IMG]
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from washington

    glad you found us

  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Wow! Nice to meet you! You look really young to have accomplished so much. I'd love to hear more about your book, but I know authors are sometimes secretive until it's done.

    Great choices on your chickens - Rocks are one of my favorites and I'll be hatching some Orps soon, too! This place is chock full on enablers, so I hope you built a coop big enough for a lot more chickens!

  5. chickens3

    chickens3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    Eau Claire, Michigan
    Welcome to byc and hope you have fun.
  6. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Welcome from NW Arkansas!
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Cristin and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  9. turducken

    turducken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2009
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN

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