North Central Iowa Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HamEggCheese, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. HamEggCheese

    HamEggCheese New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I recall 30 years ago on my Uncle's farm watching the chickens and was hooked! I even had a Grandmother that collected chicken items and had well over 400. I always wanted to have chickens but figured living in the City it was not practical.

    Well, last Sept my son came home and told me about his friend's chickens. They live 1 1/2blocks away. Needless to say that sent me on my journey to have chickens myself. Lots of reading, youtube videos, searching plans etc. Ordered chickens from Murrary McMurrary, the catch was the shipping quanity was 15, well they infromed me I could pick up 10. "Oh by the way," she said, "for ordering today we can include a free rare exotic chick." Having just ordered 4 more chicks than I orginally wanted I said "Sure!" I have a friend that is willing to take on the extra chick/chickens.

    So, Saturday March 16th my 14yr old son will drive us the 50mins to Murrary McMurrary Hatchery to pick up our new family members. We are building our brooder this weekend, in prep for there arrivial. Hoping the weather breaks and coop building will start and be finished in time for the chicks move.

    I have lurked this site and others since last fall and wish to thank everyone in advance for there wonderful knowledge I have found on here! Being a newbie backyard chicken owner I'm sure I will have questions as the new members of our family grow.

    Thanks again!!

    Jack
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, HamEggCheese, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Enjoy your 15 new additions!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Congrats and enjoy your new babies. :thumbsup
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    [​IMG] From Washington State!
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills!

    I would be afraid to imagine what disasters my flock could have experienced had I not discovered BYC. I have learned SO much here, and in this community have also developed some wonderful friends I've never met. :D

    And some I have met, too - it's fun to discover other members of BYC quite local to me. How cool is that!
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG] - glad you joined in
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hey, congratulations on making the plans to start your flock, and welcome to BYC.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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