1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

newbie here/oldbie at chicken raisin'

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Peep lePleaser, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Peep lePleaser

    Peep lePleaser Out Of The Brooder

    26
    1
    24
    Aug 16, 2011
    Hey yall! I LOVE this site! Did NOT know there were so many other real chicken lovers! I know chicken "owners" aplenty here in W. Kentucky, but it's a special kinda person that truly LOVES them like I (and obviously YALL) do!

    Little story: I raised chickens in the country for many years in my 1st marriage, along with 3 children. I divorced 8 years ago; he took the house. We had to move and could not find another place in the country so my children and I moved to the nearby rural town, having to sell all our feathered sweeties because my ex decided to be a #@*#!! about them. The kids and I have always hated it!

    I remarried a couple years ago, to a man who also came from the country, and my husband moved in with me and my children so that they could stay in their school.

    Our family just would NOT "gel" so after many discussions, we all agreed that it had mostly to do with us all being unhappy "in town". So we set out to buy OUR place in the country. We found a wonderful home several months ago and bought it. Its truly perfect, except it doesnt quite have the acreage we wanted. We wanted about 15, but settled for 7 because it's big "enough" and the home, BARN, and location ARE perfect for us.

    Long story short: We are a family finally! But we just weren't...quite...complete. Sooooo, about 2 months ago, we added 25 lovely feathered sweeties to our family!! (along with a goat, 2 pot bellies, 2 horses, and a jack!) I would name them all off for yall here, but well, thats just way too much to type OR read! Our family has changed SO MUCH, for the good, no GREAT. And though it's not owed totally to our chickens, I do give them some of the credit, because they, along with the "country" have bonded us as a family.
    Im looking forward to sharing the fun with all of yall here! Thanx for havin me! And yall come now, hear?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,204
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

    982
    70
    166
    May 15, 2010
    Cadiz Ky
    [​IMG] From another Kentuckian and glad things are working out for you.
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    17,489
    82
    351
    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG]

    Sounds like you had a journey. Glad you joined.

    Imp
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    20,239
    135
    348
    Jun 4, 2010
    Alabama
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    10,510
    14
    281
    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,828
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, Peep! [​IMG] Happy to have you on boad and think it's great you found happiness in the country, with your kids and new guy, and all those critters!! Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    6,576
    12
    276
    Nov 11, 2008
    Texas
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,795
    18
    161
    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    [​IMG]. Home sweet home, glad things are feeling so good for you!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by