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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by amamaofmany, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. amamaofmany

    amamaofmany Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    west virginia

    My family and I bought a big house on an acre on a dead end with woods behind and to the dead end side in a little mill town in WV. We finally have enough set aside to start a little backyard coop & flock of layers. We just learned that city code still allows raising poultry (yeah, I live in that "Wild Chicken town" that was in the news not long ago, although in a different part of town!)

    We have 8 kids, home school (eldest is in college, but we home school the rest) and are in the new 4H program in our town (start of its second year) We eat more than 3 dozen eggs a week most weeks, so we thought chickens would be a good investment. While I don't expect to save money raising them, I do expect to enjoy a MUCH better egg!

    Looking forward to learning a lot! We have a coop to build, and breeds of hens to consider. I'm finding this website to be a terrific resource.

  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    wow! welcome, welcome![​IMG]
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Welcome to BYC, we are so happy to have you here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Welcome and at the price of eggs compared to feed you'll save a bundle! Just with my son and I as much as I use eggs in cooking and baking it more than off-sets upkeep. I sell extras at school and a friend takes them to work too.
  6. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    [​IMG] Nice to "meet" you. You will enjoy your chickens as much as the eggs!
  7. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Welcome to BYC
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    A much better egg you will get!!! [​IMG]
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] You will love it here. I have learned so much from this site and all these wonderful people. ENJOY!
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