Newbie from Arizona

greenwithin

Hatching
9 Years
Sep 28, 2010
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Pearce, Arizona
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
 

S*T*A*R

Songster
9 Years
Oct 3, 2010
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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!!!
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greenwithin

Hatching
9 Years
Sep 28, 2010
2
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7
Pearce, Arizona
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
 

shortstaque

Songster
9 Years
Sep 29, 2010
307
5
111
Bucks County, PA
Welcome!
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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.
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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!!!!
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