Newly obsessed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Geckochick, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Geckochick

    Geckochick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hi chicken people!

    We are new-ish chicken owners. I don't know if anyone uses this template, but here goes...

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I am new to chickens. DH worked at a chicken farm growing up, so he has experience. He pestered his parents for years to have chickens, and they wouldn't do it. So, now, we are chicken people. We bought his mother's hobby farm 2 years ago, and the chickens are finally here. We have had them for about 5 weeks. DH spent the first few days of summer holidays finishing off a converted horse stall in the barn for a coop and has just finished off the outside run recently, so we are good to go.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    We have 27. Started with 27 and still going strong....

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    We ended up with a mixed bag/hatch day selection, and TBH I cannot remember all that is out there. We are hopeful that once they get bigger we can sort out breeds. From memory, we have some RIR, Black Sex Linked, Columbian Rock, Barred Plymouth Rock, and something else I am forgetting.

    (4) How did you find out about

    Good old google.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    My kids. Cooking. Running. Does laundry count?

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share

    We have three kids (7, 5 and 3), a dog (an ancient hound), two bachelor cats, and two rabbits. I am a SAHM and run a preschool/childcare out of our house. In my previous life I was a special ed teacher, and DH is a grade 6 teacher.
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Hello and welcome to BYC from MN. I use to run 36 miles a week and I sure do miss it! I was obsessed with running, then one night while playing with my kids, I herniated 3 discs in my neck. 3 years later, even though I barely walk, I still want to get up off the couch and go for my 6 mile run!
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  5. mamawolf544

    mamawolf544 Unbreakable Heart

    Apr 29, 2009
    alvarado, Tx
    [​IMG] from Texas
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  8. broodytood

    broodytood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    Swampville, Wa!
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Laundry?? as a hobby ??? Naahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! [​IMG]

  10. Geckochick

    Geckochick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 16, 2011
    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! This site is a danger to my developing addiction. It seems if I am not checking on the actual chickens, I am checking here....

    Nicole01 - sorry about your neck. My old running partner has had to have her spine fused, and she cannot run anymore. I know she misses it a lot. [​IMG]

    Quote:Somedays it seems that way!! Might has well make it official, because then maybe I have a hobby???

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