Newbie from Western NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vina8, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Vina8

    Vina8 Out Of The Brooder

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    This week I placed my order for my first chicks to be delivered in February. I am getting ready to build the coop and found this forum during my research. You all are awesome! I have spent several hours reading about coops, taking care of chicks and controlling predators, and I have only scratched the surface. I have so much more to learn.

    We live on a hilltop surrounded by mountains and woods. Raising chickens has been high on my priority list as part of our effort to be more self-sufficient and live a more sustainable lifestyle. And I really like fresh eggs! We are preppers, and believe that it is critical that people be able to feed themselves and take care of their families in the event of emergencies or major economic or man-made catastrophes.

    I was raised in the country on an apple orchard. I know what to do to raise fruit (and a large garden), but I didn't grow up around farm animals. I look forward to learning from all of you and sharing my adventures of raising my first chickens.
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] from NW PA! I'm glad you found us!
     
  3. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

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  4. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  6. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  7. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG] glad you could join us. [​IMG]
     
  8. homeschoolchick

    homeschoolchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    I went to college at Western Carolina University! My husband is from Western North Carolina!

    I sure do miss it there [​IMG]


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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Vina8

    Vina8 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. It is great to see poultry fans from all over the country!
     

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