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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Arkantex, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Arkantex

    Arkantex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2011
    West Texas
    Hi guys. My name is Jeremy and I am a newbie to the site and to raising chickens. We (my wife, my 1 year old boy, and myself) don't have any chickens yet. I am trying to read up before on taking care of them before we buy. We live in west texas just north of the midland/odessa area, but my wife and I grew up in arkansas.

    When we found out that we were pregnant with our son, we bought 10 acres a few miles out of town and moved out on it. As I mentioned above, we grew up out in the country in arkansas. We wanted to get out of the city while we still could. Our intentions are to start a small farm on our 10 acres and possible expand later on. We figured chickens would be the best animal to start with. So, that brings us here!

    We are probably going to get our chicks from McMuarry Hatchery in the next few months. I just have a few other projects that I have to finnish before I can build the coop. As soon as we have the coop/run built, we are going to get 25 of the hatchery's "brown egg layers"... that is unless we change our minds betwee now and ordering time.

    So, please forgive my ignorance when I ask all kinds of rediculasly newbie questions!
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Welcome from Washington State!! Glad your here.
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! I wish you the best of luck with your new farm. There is lots of good information here and plenty of helpful people. I think you will love it here. I know I do! [​IMG]
  4. Kountreefok

    Kountreefok Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2011
    Graceton, MN
    [​IMG] Hi and welcome! Yep, IMHO cities are great places to be from--the country is a great place to live. Especially for raising people younguns. Planning and preparedness is always a good plan! Sounds like you're already off to a great start! Have fun and good luck!
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from another in WA. glad you joined us [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    Yakima, WA
    welcome to byc from Washington state. good idea on the knowledge first. i did that also helped alot when it came time to raising the chicks and now we are just getting eggs from 2 of the 15. good luck
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  9. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    [​IMG] Hello Jeremy and welcome to BYC!

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