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Salutations from Cherry Valley, CA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Desert Plum, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Desert Plum

    Desert Plum In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2009
    So. Calif desert area
    [​IMG] Hey I think its about time I introduced myself after joining what three weeks ago. Ha!

    I'm Kaisenji of the Desert Plum Garden. Been in semi-rural city Cherry Valley (near Oak Glen, CA) for almost five years most of it spend gardening so I am excited to be venturing into the backyard chicken world. We (parental unit & I) have just over 1/4 acre of property with many trees, several raised beds and an shed older than me.

    I just ordered my 25 chickens from McMurray even though I only need like six to ten. Breeds are: Delawares, Australorps, Barred Rocks, Partridge Rocks, Easter Eggers, New Hampshire Reds, Naked Turkens, and Red Stars. My goal is to have eggs, poop for the compost, bug eating entertainment. Eventually dwarf goats will follow next year when I get my job transfer but I am terribly excited to have chickens. My neighbors are amused beyond words but totally ok about the birds.

    That's me! Hope to learn much and share pictures too. Cheers! [​IMG]

  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Welcome - can you please send some sunshine & warmth to Michigan? [​IMG]
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. Desert Plum

    Desert Plum In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2009
    So. Calif desert area
    Quote:Blah! You can have it! [​IMG] I am/was sick to death of three weeks of heat. It forced some sleeping trees to start sprouting too early. On the plus side, it made the icky bugs come out so now they are freezing on mom's collards.

    Thank you for the welcome folks! Now put a fire under me *curseword* so I can get the coop started.
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine

  8. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hi, Desert Plum! And [​IMG]

    I think you'll enjoy having chickens in your garden - well, in areas where plants are wel established, anyway! Mine get to free range with an escort (due to overhead predators) and they LOVE scratching in the leaves, finding worms, etc.. I take them out when I have my coffee in the morning, and, well, just find having my gardens and my chickens a great aspect of living!

    Enjoy this site! And you may want to look at the easygarden link at the bottom of the page! It is a nice gardening forum!

  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
  10. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    Ooooh, you are going to have so much fun!

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