A new member from Oxfordshire, England

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cockahoop, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Cockahoop

    Cockahoop New Egg

    Dec 12, 2015
    Hi, my pseudonym is 'Cockahoop' and I am writing to introduce myself. I am a sixty three year old man and I have kept chickens for a dozen years with varying degrees of success. I currently have seven Pekin Bantams (six hens and a cockerel) and a further seven crossbred hens and two cockerels kept in two separate runs. I started keeping poultry because a builder friend of mine, clearing a site for development, came across a large 1930s field hen house and in a mutual moment of weakness he offered it and I accepted it. After renovation it became home to a half a dozen partridge pekin bantams and through natural breeding rose to a flock of twenty before 'charlie' killed them all, so I started all over again. I know little about poultry health issues because I have been very lucky in rarely having illness in my flock, until the last year or so. However I will ask questions relevent to these issues on the appropriate sections. In the meantime I will continue to read the many informed and interesting posts on this site, as I have off and on for several years.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm sorry about your losses to Charlie. It's always sad to lose some of our flock. :eek:( If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I liked your intro, particularly the reference to "a mutual moment of weakness", I understand that completely. So sorry to hear of your earlier losses. Make yourself at home here, you probably already know your way around but if you need help, just ask. Members are very good about helping each other out.

    Thanks for joining us!
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Congrats on your first post!
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Welcome to BYC! So happy you joined us all! [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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