New to this adventure!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Franny08, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Franny08

    Franny08 New Egg

    Oct 13, 2015
    Hello everyone, my name is Francesca and live in Spokane, WA. I have been married for 30 years, 3 children (all grown) and 2 grandchildren.

    When I was a child in Italy my mother had a simple cage on the balcony with 2 chickens, I loved having them. After marrying my husband I moved in US I always wanted chickens but we lived for long time in Phoenix and the kids, the job, life, the heat....... You know..
    Four years ago we decided to come back to Spokane were my husband is from and I finally have a home where I have space for my garden and now my Chickens!!!!

    So I did the first step, an opportunity allowed me to buy a cute chicken coop for $60 I just got it today!
    As much as I would like to get the chickens right away I have decided to wait until spring and use the time to learn how to care for them, feed them....
    So here I am :D

    I have already seen so much information but I am going to need lot of help!

    Thank you for letting me join.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Francesca - so nice to meet you. I think you have a very good plan - learning first and then getting your chickens later. There will always be chickens.
    The best place to start is the Learning Center, it should answer most of your questions. For specific information, you can browse the different forums. Also we are here to assist you. If you need help just let us know.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Francesca. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Our children and granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loved our chickens and made lap pets of the calmer and more gentle breeds. :eek:) X2 on drumstick diva; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at 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.
  4. Franny08

    Franny08 New Egg

    Oct 13, 2015
    Aww thank you!! Yes I am reading everything! I will probably have specific questions later on. Right I am going to clean and put longer legs on the coop and built a run/flying area.
    Thank you
  5. jessicagray

    jessicagray Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 24, 2015
    Upstate SC
    Welcome! I'm making chickens pink if you want to join me for breast cancer awareness month!

  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Francesca, [​IMG]

    How nice you can get back into chickens! Great buy on the coop, be sure to thoroughly clean it up and make it secure from predators.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There is so much information available here and a lot of friendly, helpful members.

    Thanks for joining us!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
  10. Franny08

    Franny08 New Egg

    Oct 13, 2015
    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I have been so busy cleaning the garden and winterize my green house! Today I went to a compost festival to learn more about composting and get a bin. Very excited because I want to build a chicken run next to the compost bin so I can feed the chicken with kitchen scrap and use the manure in the compost!! Lots to do and get ready for the chickens!

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