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Newbie from Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by greenwithin, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. greenwithin

    greenwithin New Egg

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    Hello, my name is Michelle. I am a stay at home mom with six kids. All in middle school or high school. I am married to a fantastic man and have 2 great dogs, a ridgeback/chow mix named Maahes and a purebred boxer named Vishous. We just purchased a home on a little under two and a half acres in Pearce, Arizona. I have wanted my own little place where I could raise & grow most, if not, all the food my family needs. I have wanted chickens for so long, but the neighbors where we lived before would not agree. Now I have lots of space & almost no neighbors. We do not have chickens yet, but we want them for eggs and meat. I am converting an old shed into my coop. The interior is about 10 × 7. We are planning on free ranging, but I am also building a run that will give my girls over 20 square feet outside, until we are ready to free range. This forum is the best. I have learnt so much here. I look forward to learning more.


    Michelle
     
  2. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Flagstaff, Az, and last March I got my first batch of chickens! It has been such a learning experience for me! i am still learning, as one of my chickens laid her very first egg 4 days ago, and has faithfull given me three more! (at 10:30 to be precise). It will always be a learning process, but it is very fun!! Are you going to raise yours from chicks?
    That's what i did! it was so much fun watching them grow!!! Anyway you do it, I will assure you that you will have the time of your life watching and caring for them! Good Luck!!![​IMG]
     
  3. greenwithin

    greenwithin New Egg

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    That is so exciting. I want them now:D Yes I will be raising them from chicks. The wait is terrible, but I know once I have them it will have been worth it.

    Michelle
     
  4. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG] Isn't it great to plan ways to be more sustainable? I'm finishing up canning season now here in Pennsylvania. This is my first time with chickens. I got day old chicks in the mail in June. [​IMG] They are so fun to watch grow. I'm still waiting for my first egg. The girls are just 17 weeks. A few could start laying soon, but most will take another 4 or 5 weeks. Have fun picking out breeds and getting your flock together! Congratulations and best of luck with your new place!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  7. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Ocala, FL
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