Another Newbie :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlisonT100, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. AlisonT100

    AlisonT100 Just Hatched

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    Hello Chicken Lovers everywhere. I'm a newbie member to BYC, although I have frequently delved the posts for information.

    I live in Cheshire, northwest England, which is wet and mild through winter. And very wet and mild in summer :/

    We currently keep 12 free rangers of many varieties. I'll try to list them as follows:
    Rhode Island Reds
    Daisy Bell
    Bluebell
    French Blue Marans
    Cuckoo Maran
    Speckledies
    Barnvelder

    I'm currently holding out for 2-3 Black, Copper or Blue Marans! My supplier is going to try to get them next week. That's our max - 15 birds. We firmly believe in Happy Chickens, and have thus given them a huge swathe of grassy land to roam in.

    I'm very envious of the American members here who can buy "Easter Eggers". It's rare to find even Araucanas around here and the two I did purchase 6 years ago, died within 3 months. No idea why.

    I hope that I'm able to chip in on this forum and help out :) You've all helped me over the years, so I'm happy to put back in!

    Thank you for accepting me.

    Lots of cluck

    Alison
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Alison from Yorkshire!

    Glad you could join us here! I've loved reading your intro and all about your birds. It sure does sound like they have a fab life with all that grass :D That's such a shame about the Ameraucana you got that passed away. Have you checked for a breed club in Britain for them? No a breed I know about I'm afraid. Please do pop by the UK thread and say hello ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/655508/uk-member-please-say-hi/0_30

    Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Alison, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Sounds like a beautiful flock you have. Best wishes to you! [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    BlueJuniper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Its great to have you on the site!!!

    Sorry about your Ameraucana. [​IMG].
     
  6. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope you continue to find valuable information here and enjoy posting about your flock! [​IMG]
     
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Glad you joined the flock! You flock sounds lovely! They must be very spoiled! [​IMG]Very sorry about your Ameraucana, [​IMG]I have 28 free ranging chickens (I constantly get "chicken fever" lol) Here's the (long) list! :

    2 Light Brahmas: Thumper and Dumpling.
    4 Easter Eggers: Ginger, Muffin, Bunny, and Queen.
    1 Barred Plymouth Rock: Fanny.
    1 Rhode Island Red: Penny.
    1 Buff Silkie Bantam: Pickle.
    4 Black sex links: Louise, Princess, Lou, and Jewel.
    1 Black Australorp: Abibia, aka: "Bibby".
    2 Production reds: Piglet and Elf.
    1 New Hampshire Red: Elephant.
    2 Red sex links: Sunshine and Lucy.
    And one Old English Game bantam rooster: Luigi.

    Have a great time on here! Glad you have found this site helpful!
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Allison, hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do.
     
  9. AlisonT100

    AlisonT100 Just Hatched

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    To all of you who have welcomed me, THANK YOU! I'm replying on my phone here and simply cannot work out how to add a new post. So please excuse my ignorance. You're a smashing flock to be part of ;)
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Alison!! I hope you enjoy it and the camaraderie here and everybody that goes nuts over chickens (me being one of them....) Have fun! And ask questions!
     

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