Another newbie has joined the ranks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Africanchild, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Africanchild

    Africanchild Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!

    Allow me to introduce myself...I'm new to BYC and to raising chickens. Everyone laughed when I told them I was thinking about getting chickens and now that I have my own fresh eggs they are reconsidering the humor of the situation. I might even make some converts. [​IMG]

    My start to raising chickens began tragically when I lost my first flock to a fox. Who woulda thought to find a fox in the city?! I had five hens. Gertrude a leghorn, Mildred a speckled sussex, Marie and Antionette two french black copper marans, and Rosie a rhode island red. I have found that raising chickens is addictive and here I am with my second flock of 10 hens and three roosters used to be five roosters (I thought I should get extra since chickens in my yard don't seem to have a long life expectancy). I rehomed Randall, rhode island red, and Oscar my french black copper maran roo met an early demise at the paws of my two boxers. Sadly, looks like my reasoning wasn't too far off.

    I have 2 easter eggers, Goldie and Bertie, Little Mildred, speckled sussex, Louise, black copper maran, Goose, brown leghorn, Arabella, blue andulasion, 3 buckeye hens and 1 barred rock hen (newly acquired and nameless for the moment) and now for the roosters, Aloysius a mille fleur d'uccles bantam (pictured), Goliath a golden laced wyandotte (who needs a new home because three crowing roosters might be annoying to the neighbors), and Buck a buckeye rooster.

    I've referenced BYC a lot since starting my two flocks this spring and decided to join. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn from everyone's experiences and knowledge on this site and hopefully help other chicken owners. Thanks for having me and reading this post.

    PS- If anyone is looking for a rooster, Goliath would make a great addition! [​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Africanchild, and [​IMG]! That is a great batch of birds you have there. We are pleased you joined our community! Best of luck to you!
     
  6. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you are here!
     
  7. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Idaho! [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. chickens12

    chickens12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Africanchild

    Africanchild Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!!![​IMG]
     

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