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Hi to all you chicken keepers out there. This is my first time raising chickens although my significant other is a pro at it. He already had the chicken house, coop, heat lamps, feeders & waterers, so I am a bit ahead of the curve. We started with 7 silver wyandottes & 7 gold/brown wyandottes, which we got as chicks from one of our area's farm stores in late April 2015. We lost 2 from either a coon or a badger & 1 managed to jump the fence. We now have 11' 10 pullers & 1 rooster. Just this week we started getting the pullet eggs (4 so far), which was about what we figure based on information from here & other sites.

I found out about BackYardChickens by googling for information online. smile.png

My other hobbies are reading, crocheting & knitting, some gardening, singing in a women's barbershop chorus, & going to auctions. I also work full time outside the home. I like to travel when I can & going to the theater when I can manage the time.

We live in southeastern Illinois & i work in southwest Indiana in the automotive industry. We have 7 children total & 6 grandchildren. We have 2 small dogs & 2 cats besides the wyandottes. I am very excited to raise chickens & in learning more about them. Our girls (pullets) are very pretty. Looking forward to the fresh eggs & the good chicken conversations. Thank you for creating a place to learn all about chicken
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So glad you joined the BYC flock:celebrate.  Hope you will visit our very informative  Learning Center.

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:welcome

 

What a nice introduction, thanks for telling us a bit about yourself. In addition to all the chicken forums, you might enjoy the hobby section of BYC:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/41/hobbies

 

If you have questions, feel free to ask. There are a lot of helpful, friendly members here and a ton of information.

 

Thanks for joining us!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Glad to have you! Don't forget to check out who's in your area on the Illinois thread!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37/illinois

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Thank you everyone for the welcome.[/SIZEi really appreciate it,]
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