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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ContessaKris, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Songster

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    Hello all!

    We're a homeschooling family who is moving toward more self and local sustained living. We have a huge garden and try to buy locally when we can. We have been planning to get chicks to raise for the eggs but the last couple months we've been traveling a lot and so we still have not gotten them. I probably do not need to be on this forum board yet but I like to be prepared. We plan to have chicks within the next few weeks although I was looking into hatching our own eggs. I'm having the darndest time finding eggs or chicks locally. An hour away, yes. By mail and an arm and a leg later, yes. But i would rather have a local source, so we're still looking and planning.

    We know our city's ordinances on the subject, we've planned out our coop design. We will get the wood for it this week.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello. Everyone here is so full of information, I look forward to gleaning all that I need to make our chicken farmer experience a successful one.

    Thanks for stopping in.

    Kris
     
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  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

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  3. renart

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    [​IMG] from NW Washington State [​IMG] Kris! So much information here, tons of friendly people.
     
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    [​IMG] It's always wise to join and learn BEFORE jumping into chickens (or anything!) You are welcome here...

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