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Elaine D

Location:

Garland, TX
Hometown: Garland

Member since:

March 20, 2010

How long have you owned chickens?

6 years

How many chickens do you own?

7...for now. Spring's coming!

What breed of chickens do you own?

2 Marans--1 wheaten hen and one blue copper--both laying gorgeous dark brown eggs 3 Barred Rocks who lay pink/brown eggs 2 Ameraucanas who lay large, lovely pale teal eggs

What do you like most about owning chickens?

I love the happy noises they make when they scratch around the backyard...and I love watching their various eccentricities. I love having fresh eggs that I know are good and good for us, and I love moving toward more self-sufficiency, even in the middle of the suburbs. What's not to like about keeping chickens?

How many people (other than yourself) have you helped get started owning chickens?

Hard to say. We were lucky enough to be included on the Peep At The Coops tour in 2011 and judging from the conversations we had that day, more and more people in the metroplex and surrounding areas are jumping on the chicken-keeping bandwagon weekly. Hopefully we were able to encourage some future chicken wranglers that day!

Introduction

Hi, I'm Elaine in S Garland. I grew up around chickens on my grandparents' ranch and acquired my own chickens 6 years ago after several years of conversation with my husband about the 'hows'. We can't remember what we did for fun before they came!

What Elaine D is saying about this Meetup Group

Because we all share a common interest--urban chickens--regardless of whether we actually have them yet or are just thinking of taking the poultry plunge!


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