Newbie from CT (despite my screen name)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RoeDylanda, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I'm a native Rhode Islander happily transplanted to Connecticut and about to start raising chickens for both eggs and meat. Several childhood friends had chickens when I was growing up but I never got much involved besides gathering the eggs, so I'll have some basic questions I'm sure. Currently reading everything I can get my mitts on and starting to sketch coops!

    I'm a voracious reader, knitter, Mama, and maternity nurse. Two shelter rescue cats and a rescue coonhound live here too. I used to be a librarian and the Research Gene is pretty strong.

    Very pleased to meet you all, this is such a friendly and helpful place!
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  3. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. You won't regret raising your own food. [​IMG]
     
  6. chickaddict

    chickaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to CT and BYC. Central CT?? you are probably near me. I am also a voracious reader - anything but love stories and I've been knitting since I was 7 years old.
    I have all of my grandmothers old knitting patterns if your ever looking for something truly unusual.

    Chickens are highly addictive - good luck
     
  7. misschickenlittle

    misschickenlittle REALLY wants a new title

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!
     
  8. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, all!

    Chickaddict, I'm in the Middletown area. Ditto on the anything-but-love-stories! Thanks for the pattern offer, also. I'm mostly a Ravelry addict these days.

    4-H chicken mom, what started this whole thing rolling was wanting my daughter to get involved in 4-H! I'm very excited about raising my own food-- I'm gardening as well, and it's just so much better. Unintended side effect, though, is that my kids now complain about vegetables all winter because they don't taste as good (and I can't really disagree).

    I'm trying to make a coop that's small enough to keep the girls warm in winter but big enough to house a few more than planned... just in case!
     
  9. Wetwilly

    Wetwilly Out Of The Brooder

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    hey all im in Wolcott. Just now ordering incubator and eggs. I have all the material for a fine coop but am unlcear on how chickens are allowed to forage safely. As I type this Im listening to the coyotes howl outside my window, so predation is growing concern for me. Anyway, I dont knit. [​IMG]
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

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