newbie here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rhonda46168, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Rhonda46168

    Rhonda46168 New Egg

    Dec 11, 2011
    Hello everyone!

    I live in Plainfield, IN and am really excited to get info about raising and caring for chickens. I am a home health care nurse in Indianapolis and while coming out of a client's home I was surprised to see chickens pecking at some food that was left on the sidewalk. I've been intrigued ever since. I'd like to know if anyone from my area has chickens as I live in town and am not too sure what the ordinances are and what defines a flock versus 3 or 4 pet chickens. (Yes, they will have names.)

    I look forward to getting to know all of you and to becoming a "mother hen."

  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Welcome from the soggy side of Washington State.
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hello Rhonda! [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  4. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Chickens are great. To find someone in your area you can go to the "Where am I, Where are you?" topic and find TN. Good luck on your chicken journey. We'll be here to help [​IMG]
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad to have you in the BYC family, Rhonda. This site is an amazing source for fowl assistance and information.

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
  7. Rhonda46168

    Rhonda46168 New Egg

    Dec 11, 2011
    Thank you all for such a warm welcome! I found these while perusing the site:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am new to chickens. I can remember getting a chick as a pet when I was little and then giving it to a farmer to raise. My uncle had chickens on his farm and I go help my aunt gather eggs.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I have none. Still researching.
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Read above.

    (4) How did you find out about
    I "googled" after I had seen some beautiful birds in a neighborhood in Indianapolis.
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I enjoy gardening (veggies and flowers), canning and freezing, sewing.
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I am married, have two grown children, and two grandchildren. I'm a registered nurse and recently made the transition to home care. I am also a full-time college student. I have 2 cats...Marmalade and Momma Kitty.

  8. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    Hi Rhonda! As a crafty person, you might enjoy the Hobbies section of the forum! Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
  9. checoukan

    checoukan Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2011
    Columbus, Ks.
    [​IMG] from Kansas!!
  10. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]

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