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SurferCowbayHippyPunk from California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CBinSantaCruz, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. CBinSantaCruz

    CBinSantaCruz Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    Santa Cruz, Ca.

    My name is Chris Brown. (Why should I change my name he is the one that sucks. (That's an Office Space reference)

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    This is my first attempt at raising chicken on my own. My parents had chickens and the chicken chores fell to the children. We fed, gathered the eggs and slaughtered them but our parents were there to help. Now I have moved away to a sub urban environment and have no one to ask for assistance. So I guess you all are going to fill that niche. If you could also send me money every once in a while like my actual parents do I would be even more endeared to you. (That's a joke. My parents don't send me money but I wish they did.)

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Twenty-Five I ordered 25 chicks from eFowl and they should be here today or tomorrow. I ordered day old un-sexed, a mix of breeds. In theory I should have 12-13 roosters I will need to eat.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Rock Hens.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?


    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Surfing, hiking, biking, 4x4, hunting, fishing. Astronomy. Geology. Building robots.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I am a computer tech living in the Santa Cruz Mountains and I have a wife and two children who need to learn where food comes from. I have two dogs and too many cats. I would like to raise quail eventually. No one around here is raising them and I find quail eggs to be the best eggs I have ever tasted. More work obviously but worth it. I gather mushrooms in the fall, fish year round and maintain and decent sized garden where I grow mostly root crops in the spring and fall and specialize in hierloom tomatoes in the summer. I'm a huge baseball fan and plan my family vacations around it.This year we have a trip to NYC planned for September which will be my first time there.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, CB, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Welcome as well to the world of chickens - lots to learn on BYC! Love the Office Space reference!! And the idea of getting chickens..."That would be great!" [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2013
    Hey Chris! An aspiring mushroom collector here saying Hello!

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] you've retained enough chicken sense to know they will send you lots of roosters.
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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