Quickly becoming a chicken addict

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grannybones, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. grannybones

    grannybones New Egg

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have been reading this site for weeks and decided I had to join. You all seem so nice and are good to each other.
    I am not new to chickens, but I haven't had any for years. It seems like a whole new world with so many choices!
    I currently have approximately 135 three week old mixed heavy brown egg layers -- a mix of straight run and some RIR roos. Tomorrow I'm going to start the sorting of definite pullets from definite roos. The rest will have to get a little older to tell. Of the breeds I know that I have--RIR, black australorps, cochins, columbian rocks, and EE's. There are also some mystery ones!
    I came upon BYC while looking for coops to build. My husband and I like to build and remodel, so we figured we would build a coop and a chicken tractor.
    We have a farm, so I garden and can a bunch of food for our large combined family. We both lost our spouses, found each other, and combined a total of 7 children (all adults now). The Brady bunch has nothing on us!! Add to that, 4 grandkids, one old dog, and some barn cats.
    We also like to camp, hike, and bike. We are retired- me from surgical nursing, he from UPS.
    Soon, I'll post pics of my chix. For now I am enjoying your pictures and stories.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca

    Glad your here many of use need advise from more experienced folk and there maybe folks you could get advise from.

  3. realmofthewoodsranch

    realmofthewoodsranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2009
    Palintowne, Alaska
    Hello from Alaska! [​IMG]
  4. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    southeast nc
    [​IMG] from nc it is fun here with other chicken addicts!
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  6. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm glad you decided to join BYC. I look forward to hearing about your coops and what breeds you have in your mix.
  7. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from MN!
  8. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
  9. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    [​IMG] from Alabama, Thats alot of egglayers !
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN

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