Newbie from AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by peggy6e, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. peggy6e

    peggy6e New Egg

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    We just bought three hens (7 mos. old) and we are free-ranging them in the little bit of grass we have in the desert! No experience with poultry here, so our curious and happy children are learning along side us. We have a child with special-needs who uses a wheelchair. She is just pure delight and loves to toot around in her powerchair to see what the chickens are doing. We have a few raised garden beds on table legs so our entire family can garden together. My husband is active duty and we homeschool.

    Looking forward to making friends and learning from everyone.
    Cheers, Peggy
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] thanks to your husband for his time in service. If you would like to find out how others in your state manage their chickens, go to "where am I, where are you," in the Social forum.

    When you locate the Arizona thread you can post on it and likely find others in your area that could exchange advice, best feed store, how to get the chickens thru hot weather, etc.

    What breed of chickens do you have? For some reason I can picture your daughter whizzing around on her chair with a white Silkie on her lap. I think it's because people with silkies tend to make real pets out of them. Kids end up dressing them up, or giving them rides in a wagon or toy truck and for the most part the silkies don't seem to mind.

    BTW lots of good info in the Learning Center.
     
  3. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve.:frow
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Chickens are great for family bonding time.
     
  8. jmandawn

    jmandawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peggy,

    Thank your husband for his service. We are a retired military family and appreciate and understand the many sacrifices you have to make. Welcome to BYC. This place is a plethora of info and you will find many great peeps on here. Don't be afraid to ask questions and the only dumb question is the one never asked.

    I think it is wonderful that you have set up "your world" where your special needs child is just as much a part of it! That makes you both heroes in my eyes! [​IMG]

    Dawnie
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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