West Central IL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcad, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. mcad

    mcad Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2016
    Kinderhook, IL

    New to the forums. We have been thinking about and researching chickens for the last year or so. Hopefully we can get a coop built soon. Sooner rather than later as there are 3 chicks making their residence in a brooder in my master bathroom! They are Easter Eggers that my significant other decided to get at the feed store. Waiting for them to get feathers and see what the look like and what sex they will be is so hard. (roosters are ok here) These came from a pullet bin but you never know. I also have some button quail chicks. I think they will all end up being silver. I had the eggs shipped to me and a neighbor incubated them for me. Going to be getting an incubator soon so I can do it on my own. Excited to start this chicken and quail journey.

  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] you're lucky to be able to have roosters, technically I'm not allowed but I have 2. (understanding neighbors who like fresh eggs helps a lot)
  3. mcad

    mcad Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2016
    Kinderhook, IL
    There are several roosters around, I can hear them crowing. Its a very small "town" its pretty rural. Lots of people nearby have chickens. I think the nearest ones are one house over. Most people just have them in dog runs around here I have noticed. I do not plan on going that route.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best

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