Time to Introduce myself.. Hello from Florida.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChicksinFL, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chirping

    Aug 11, 2011
    Hi everyone! Since I've already been here posting and reading (my daughters are here too just aren't posting) I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Michele and we live in Florida, I homeschool my two daughters and they are 4H members. We've not done chickens before but are quickly getting totally hooked on them. So far we have 4 Silkies unknown pullets or cockerals as the oldest is about 14 weeks now and the youngest is about 6 weeks, we also have a cockeral and pullet Silver Laced Polish pair and have a Houdan eggs in the incubator now hatch date is the 10th. The girls would like to show their chickens in the county 4H show and maybe try a few actual chicken shows. We found one local on the 5 of Nov and plan to just go observe, they can't wait to see what it's like.

    We also have goats, horses, dogs, cats, and two Pekin Ducks that the girls just HAD TO HAVE from the feed store a few months back.
  2. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Sounds like a nice little farm you have going. So glad to have you aboard!

  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Welcome to BYC!

    I'm sure your girls will love the chickens.

    And hopefully you'll get Silkie pullets. They take so long to mature!

    I have three Silkies and finally one just grew a bit larger than the other two.

    I assumed he was a rooster . . . when he finally decided to crow, I knew he was a rooster!

    So now I can breed Silkies!

    I hope your daughters enjoy their 4H!

  4. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chirping

    Aug 11, 2011
    Thank you both for the welcome.

    @greymare.. yes we are getting a nice little farm going. It seems to grow by leaps then tapers off again. We'll be adding a show goat for the youngest this year, as the three we have the nicest is claimed by the oldest daughter! They both also show and ride horses so we've always got 3-4 here but do sell and buy often it seems as they advance.

    @alienchick.. They LOVE 4H now that they found a good club, we had a really bad year then found a good club so they are much happier now. We are hoping for at least one roo in the bunch of Silkies but I'm crossing my fingers they aren't ALL roos!
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] I grew up in Pinellas Park.
  6. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chirping

    Aug 11, 2011
    Quote:I was just over that way a week or so ago, my youngest daughter had a photo shoot.
  7. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Good luck & hope you have a great hatch [​IMG]
  10. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Songster

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    from central queensland OZ

    enjoy the site![​IMG]

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