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Hello everyone. I've been surfing around on BYC for a few months and finally decided to take the plunge and register for an account. Here is a little bit of information about me. 

 

 

 


(1)  Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
 

We am new to chickens. We got our first five chickens as couple day old chicks August of 2014.


(2)  How many chickens do you have right now?

 

We have a total of 7 chickens at the moment. 

(3)  What breeds do you have?

 

Australorp - Here name is Izzy:

 

 

White Brahma - Daisy and Nancy: 

*We think Nancy might be a cross breed with a White Leg Horn.

 

- Daisy

 

- Nancy

 

 

Easter Egger - Poly and Carmella: 

 

- Polly

 

 

- Carmella

 

 

Welsummer — Brownie and Lucky:

 

 



(4)  How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
 

Youtube and Google.


(5) What are some of your other hobbies?

 

Parenting, family stuff. Working on our lawn, planting bushes, shrubs and trees. Landscaping, gardening. 


(6)  Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

 

Two kids. 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son. They both love the chickens a lot and play with them every day. We chickens roam free in our some-what large backyard pretty much all day. They have open access to their run and coop during the day and get secured into their coop at dusk. I work from home as a customer service / tech support phone rep. My wife is a stay at home mom. We have one dog, two cats, one rabbit, two doves, and a conure. We live on a 1/3 acre lot in a residential neighborhood in Elk Grove, CA. 

 

- Our backyard (it's a little messy!)

 

- Our chicken run and coop. The run is 8x16 and the coop is approximately 8x6. On the far side of the coop is what we call the "air lock". It's basically a 8x6 room that allows you to get half way into / out of the run. I added this for added safety measure. On the opposite side of the coop is an 8x6 tool shed. (pic shown below)

 

- The chickens like being in the tool shed as well. lol

 

We've been having a blast with the chickens. I never thought that chickens would make such amazing, entertaining, loving pets. Any how, that's my intro. I look forward to meeting people and learning even more about raising backyard chickens. 

 

 

Best regards,
Garry C. 

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

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

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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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Hi welcome-byc.gif Garry

Glad you could join the flock! I've really enjoyed reading all about your chickens and the family. I must say they look very happy there in the tool shed, ashame they can't use the lawn mower and save you a job gig.gif
Great pics, thanks for posting them!

Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat frow.gif
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Welcome to BYC Gary - glad that you have joined us and thanks for the intro and photos. 

 

All the best

CT

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Hi Garry, :welcome

 

What a great intro, thanks for sharing your pictures! It's nice when raising poultry is a family hobby...there's so much to learn and it's entertaining too.

 

Make yourself at home here and if you would like to chat with other members in CA, you can find your state thread here:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread

 

Nice to have you here!

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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!

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creative-crafting-with-eggshells

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Very nice to meet you Gary,  Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.  Your  introduction was very entertaining.  I especially like  you "air lock,"  I think it is a great idea.

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