Soon to be a chicken lady - upstate NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by megsgodmom, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. megsgodmom

    megsgodmom New Egg

    Jan 5, 2009
    very, very new to the "chicken world". I live in upstate NY and have decided to keep chickens. I have done lots of reading and visited 2 people who have coops to decide what I need. I have decided on only 5 or so chickens. I am looking to make the easiest coop I can that will be ok with the tough winters we have!
    I have decided to buy birds that are already laying as opposed to chicks. I havent decided on a breed or what type of coop yet - not sure with our weather and all - hoping to learn from this board.
    You "chicken" people seem to be a friendly lot !!:
    I have 2 boys age 17 months and 2 1/2 years, 1 dog Annabelle, 1 mean old cat Ginger, lots of fish and a goregous wonderful DH !!!
    I think I posted this in the middle of someone elses introduction. let's hope I am better at raising chickens than I am at the computer
  2. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    first i want to say [​IMG]
    second where in upstate are you?
    third you say you only about 5 chickens, good luck with that one. you WILL be a chicken lady.
    my husband and friends call me the chicken lady. lol
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  5. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps


    Welcome to BYC!
  6. megsgodmom

    megsgodmom New Egg

    Jan 5, 2009
    I live in Webster - western NY -up by Lake Ontario. Is 5 chickens a lot or a little? I just wanted to have some eggs for me and my family and have some fun with my boys. I love animals and the people that I have talked to have told me how much fun they have had with chickens.
  7. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY

    Chickens are very addicting. I went from 4 to 10 in about 4 months and this spring I will probably triple my flock....shh did I say that out loud? [​IMG]

    Ps- this forum is also very addicting!
  8. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    well five is little. my husband said i could have 6..........i came home with 42. that is when he asked "what was i thinking" ? anyway now i am up to 2 incubators going and added about 2 hens and 2 roos and have hatched 50+ chicks and i am looking for a cabinet style bator. i got my chickens in sept, so whats that four months?
    o, i aslo have quail and i am hatching some ducks.
    that is an example of how crazy it can get FAST
  9. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008

    LOL it is a very addicting place... but that's only bcause it's awesome!!!! [​IMG]
  10. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

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