Tired of the ghetto, moving to Mena, AR

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Trailltrader, May 26, 2014.

  1. Trailltrader

    Trailltrader Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2014
    The Wifey Poo and I are an older couple and we're sick of living in the city- time to get back to our farmin' roots and its a LONG haul from Tacoma, WA to Mena, AR

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Think it was back on the farm around 1976ish or so. I so hate plucking chickens- then I saw the "Wizz-Bang Chicken Plucker" on Youtube and it's like "Ohhh yeah, this'll work!!"

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Zero- but once we get on the half acre in Mena, I'll have roughly .25ish acres (The Back Yard) to put them on. Uncertain how big of a flock I should have.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Search engine- I think I stumbled upon the idea from Youtube and then I just typed in "Urban chickens" or something similar.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? KD7KBG, 1981 Honda CX500C with a pull behind trailer, and thinking of going back into locksmithing part time.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Been everywhere, done everything- Started out in the Army, became a Drill Sgt with the 104th Tng Regiment 2nd Battalion back in 1988, Boeing engineer from 1988 to 1996, repaired copying machines all over New England based out of Burlington, MA. Came back to Washington when my Dad was dying- and I've sold cars, drilled wells, worked as an electrician, and finally did what my hearts desire was- to be a locksmith. Finally medically retired as one of the top locksmiths in the United States but that crap about "Retirement being a goal"? Nope,,,Nopers,,,it sucks. So going back to the farm. Going to Mena because the land is cheap and I've got friends there since the family's dead or have moved on.

    Half of me wants to attend Sunset School of Preaching; the flip side of that coin is the former Army Drill Sgt who knows the best way how to swear and is a very base person. Such as the spiritual war continues...it doesn't help that I damaged my brain while in the Army so I'm now 100% disabled per the VA and Social Security. I can't hold a job but I might be able to work for myself- I don't know, but willing to take a shot at it.
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    Wow, you have done a lot of things in your travels in life! You are definitely getting all you can out of this journey!

    Make yourself at home here on BYC. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    So pull up a roost bar and welcome to our flock!
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Good luck on the move and in establishing your flock.
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  6. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2007
    Welcome to BYC from PA [​IMG] And thanks for your service!
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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  9. Trailltrader

    Trailltrader Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2014
    Thank You everyone for your kind replys and positive thoughts- I do appreciate it. The nice thing about Southern Hospitality is being a "Jerk ****** Yankee" is I've unashamedly leaned on my friends in Mena to find out if its even legal to have birds in the city limits. Ironically my house is in the city limits (or will be once the purchase comes through) and his house with 3 acres is 442 feet away and is outside of the city limits. I gave him this website so he might be joining us as misery loves company right? [​IMG][​IMG]

    If nothing else, I'll buy a flock and put'em HIS land! [​IMG]
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! Good luck on all your adventures :)
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