Thank Goodness for BYC! Newbie from Lakeland, FL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carolsmith7878, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. carolsmith7878

    carolsmith7878 Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Lakeland, FL

    I am so new to this that we don't even have our chicks yet! I'm very glad that I have found your website via google search. I would be lost without the valuable information that all of you have so kindly shared.

    My son (8 years old) is an animal lover and fell in love with the idea of raising chickens. I'm a softie, and like to encourage him to do the things he loves, so agreed to his newly hatched chicken scheme. ;-)

    We ordered from On July 18th, we will be receiving one each of these baby chick breeds:

    -Plymouth Rock
    -Speckled Sussex
    -Easter Egger
    -Cochin (white)

    For a total of 6 chickens.

    My son is so excited about this project! He can't wait to get started, and has been looking at pictures and information about the breeds he will be receiving. He even took this information to school with him to show his friends. I, on the other hand, have been reading, reading... and looking on for used chicken coops and runs for sale.

    My son is graduating from 2nd grade this year and is a wonderful son and student. I might add that he is also a very good salesperson (especially when it comes to animals). I am a single mother, disabled veteran, and now full-time student. I am currently attending USF for a B.S. in health sciences. We are both members of a cat rescue group here in town. We also have 2 indoor cats of our own, 2 outdoor (rescue) cats, 2 foster cats, 2 african dwarf frogs, 12 guppies, 1 large snail, and a golden-doodle that is 3 years old. Oh, I almost forgot our pet toad, named George, that lives in a flowerpot on our front porch and eats cat food and ants.



    Carol and Max
  2. KFox

    KFox Songster

    Apr 19, 2011
    [​IMG] from Indiana!

    I have a Barred Plymouth Rock and they are SO sweet. Great choice!
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a neighbor
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    [​IMG] My daughter is 6 and loves having chickens. She's even talked me into hatching some. Watch out, he'll be teaching you chicken math in no time!
  6. rival001

    rival001 In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2011
    hi, [​IMG] [​IMG], from ca
  7. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Welcome! [​IMG]
    Hmmm, he's a good salesperson, you say? When's HE going to join BYC? We can never have too many enablers! [​IMG]
    Enjoy the chickens and the site!
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. ChickyD

    ChickyD Songster

    Oct 11, 2010
    [​IMG] from NH [​IMG]
  10. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh

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