Newbie in West Tennessee!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by echoday, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. echoday

    echoday Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    My name is Echo and my family and I are new to raising chickens. We've been thinking about it for years and yesterday picked up three Rhode Island Red and two Dominique chicks. (I'm asking for a Silkie for Mother's Day. lol.)

    In addition to our new flock, we have two indoor cats and four children. We live in West Tennessee, in Tipton County, where I work as the news editor of our community-based newspaper.

    I grew up in cities and never dreamed I'd live in the country, have four children and, especially, CHICKENS! My great-grandparents used to raise chickens as well and my grandparents were all raised on farms (as most people were during the Depression). My parents grew up in a small town near their grandparents' farms and so actual farming has been a couple of generations removed from the family. My husband and I want to raise our chicks for their eggs and also their waste (for the garden) as well as for pets for our children. We are slowly going green and want to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on grocery stores.

    That's pretty much IT on us! We're excited to join this fascinating (but assuredly more tiring!) new world.
     
  2. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the gateway of the Okefenokee Swamp and the Folkston Funnel - a train watchers paradise!

    We are slowly going green too. (My wife has decided our entire backyard should be a garden [​IMG]. - Which it now is.)
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  5. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. micareli

    micareli Out Of The Brooder

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    If I remember my TN geography, you are about 50 miles to martin TN,..... WELL WORTH THE DRIVE to the RURAL KING
     
  7. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome![​IMG] So glad you joined! Have fun with the little guys![​IMG] I hope you get your Silkie![​IMG]
     
  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     

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