A late hello... :P

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Max0815, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Max0815

    Max0815 Chirping

    Jul 13, 2016
    Arizona USA
    I joined this website 2 years ago when I used to own a plethora of birds, and what seemed to give me a plethora of problems(I am extremely worrisome at even the slight disposition of regular behavior in my birds, such as when my peacock doesn't go up the stairs into the sunlight shining from the top window upstairs when I let him in the house) xD. Many... let's just say, rather unfortunate things that were not really good for my birds' overall long-term health, would happen to my birds due to my inexperience, and they sort of.. died out... from various reasons(poisoned cockroaches, bee sting in the tongue, eating a parasite-infected fish, contacting disease from pigeons, a CAT eating one of my peahens :mad: ...).

    I viewed this site as an immediate-response and searchable site to any problems I would encounter... and I guess my method turned out pretty decent, but as I said, many of my birds died. I have only 9 birds right now(1 silkie rooster and 5 ducks(2 American pekin, 3 mallard-pekin hybrid), 3 peafowl(2 peahen, 1 peacock)), and it is slightly less demanding for me to take care of them. It seems that I am pretty successful in preventing them from dying or getting hurt now.

    Recently I realized that it never occurred to me in the past 2 years to ever introduce myself to the community, so I am deciding to do it now. Well, I guess, let's start. I am from Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and had my bird-loving "trait" start when I was very young, for an unknown reason(can't remember). When I was young, I had an urge to want to own every type of bird(idk why). I also tried to catch sparrows and pigeons(actually managed to pull some off via using the string-stick-bucket method... except the stick was a cage door and the bucket was a cage) in which when I caught one I would take selfies with it, and try to get them to eat, but it would never work, and I would have to let them go.

    Now, being "grown-up" :p, and many would say, I realize that I didn't have to own every possible bird, because that would mean I would ruin their natural habits(if I ever get to own every type of bird LOL). Currently, I just take photos and observe birds in the wild, and play with the birds I own. I "enjoy" "playing" tag with one of my peahen, expertly named "Peacocke"(My chicken better yet, is named Captain Chicky), not that they every actually get what I am trying to do.

    Normally, they all do about their own thing, eating stuff from the grass, and fighting(usually between the rooster and the peacock, because... males... lol, but they never get hurt, because I am usually watching and stopping them with it gets too far) when I set the different kinds of birds together(just please don't criticize me for this, I know I should stop this). I have a huge problem with cats, so I fenced in most of my backyard, and it should hold the cats back(if you have any solution to a cat problem, please tell me!). I double fenced the coops I have, just for double-protection. I have a collection of bird species pictures, and I basically enjoy birds(and also birdwatching) as a whole.

    Now, that was a whole lot, but hopefully it wasn't that stressful to read all of that. Thanks for your patience to read this, and pretty much that it is :p.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    A belated welcome to BYC.
  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    A very belated welcome to BYC. I hope your remaining birds are with you for a long time to come.
  4. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    Are you hot wired? That might work.​
  5. Cadence A Waller

    Cadence A Waller Crowing

    Feb 5, 2019
    A belated welcome to BYC! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very belated Welcome to Backyard Chickens, pulse beat of the chicken community.
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    WELCOME! decorative-frame-happy-easter-and-floral-elements-vector-20412050.jpg
    Texas Kiki, rjohns39, 007Sean and 6 others like this.
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you have finally introduced yourself and have become an active member here. How old is your Silkie rooster? He probably should have his own hen. It might help to stop your boy's from fighting.
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :celebrate
  10. Max0815

    Max0815 Chirping

    Jul 13, 2016
    Arizona USA
    :) yep! Thanks very much!
    He's 2 yrs old. Getting a hen would stop him from fighting? :O

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