Not even a pullet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by forestforghosts, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. forestforghosts

    forestforghosts Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Dec 16, 2012
    West Coast, Canada
    Hello from an aspiring poultry person.

    Being one of those crazy would-be off-grid homesteaders has been a bit of a dream of mine for quite some years now and I'm finally getting a real start on it. In the coming summer, I'm going to have a proper garden (not pots on a patio) and I'll be getting started with some smaller livestock... specifically a few assorted laying hens.

    As I am in-the-mean-time holed up in an apartment on the other side of the country from where I'm comfortable, I opted to pick up a pair of tiny two-week old button quails to keep me company. While I'm not new to birds, the species I'm familiar with are all zygodactylous (except perhaps for the flightless rescue pigeon who also shares my home). These things are something rather new to me, and are, rather, more like 'starter chickens'.

    Seeing as this place seems to have a pretty decent community of fellow quail owners, and considering my plans to keep chickens in the future anyways (and ideally, a variety of gamebird and rabbit, as well), I figured I might as well join the ranks.
     
  2. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,178
    50
    148
    May 27, 2012
    Lucky Duck Pond
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    701
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!!
    [​IMG]
    Glad you joined us!!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    36,246
    8,064
    666
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,869
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, forestforghosts, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Good luck to you and your quail!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    18,983
    1,457
    396
    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome top BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    497
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG]
     
  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from northeast Mississippi from another of those "crazy off-grid homesteaders".



    except I'm not off grid....



    yet. [​IMG]
     
  9. DeepFried

    DeepFried Out Of The Brooder

    71
    7
    43
    Aug 10, 2012
    Welcome from Central Mississippi...

    Mississippifarmboy, most folks think we ARE of the grid...
     
  10. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG]

    Nope... Just about 25 years behind the rest of the country. lol


    And I love it.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by