(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? (2) How many chickens do you have ri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EastTexasFowl-ist, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. EastTexasFowl-ist

    EastTexasFowl-ist Hatching

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    Hello, I have been reading BYC for a few months. 8 pullets were gifted to me along with a nifty roost house enclosed by a roofed pen. I put it inside a carport attached to my garden house. Since then I have fallen in love with chickens. Currently down to 3 as I have lost 1 to raccoon, 1 to neighbor's dog, 3 to botulism: cats shared their partially eaten mole, gopher, mouse unbeknownst to me.

    One of my sick chicks took a trip to the nearest vet. A small boy sitting with grandpa and a puppy, looked into my cage and said, "Grandpa, I have never seen a chicken at the vet's." Neither had the vet. No Avian vet near me.

    Continually, I am amazed at the alertness, attention & memory of my girls. I would love to have more than the 3, but the possibility of loosing one is heavy. I have 8 cats, 3 dogs, and 3 chickens. That's enough mouths to feed.
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  4. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Chickens are so much fun to keep. They have such personality, emotion, affection and curiosity. Better than TV! :lol:

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about things, we are all ears.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!!
    Feel free to ask any questions about anything! And post all the pictures you want, we love pictures! :D
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you joined us at the pulse beat of the chicken community, BACKYARD CHICKENS :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
  8. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  9. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC!
     
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  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
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