another newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gilavina, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. gilavina

    gilavina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2011
    Southeast Nebraska
    Hello All,
    finally decided to join. I've run across alot of useful info on the forums so thought it was time to stop lurking and sign up.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am not new to chickens, my parents are chicken hobbyists, been around them since I can remember. My first pet was a chicken when I was 4 or 5.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Right now I have about 60 of my own....but take care of my parents as 130 or so, and eggs in the incubator...due valentine's day

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I have Blue, Black, Splash, Cuckoo, Blue Birchen, Black Birchen and Black Copper Marans. Working on developing some Silver Duckwing Marans, have a ways to go, but I am excited about this year's hatch. Also have Coronation and Light Sussies, and in bantams white Cornish and Columbian Wyandottes. With more breeds and varieties to be added soon I'm sure.

    (4) How did you find out about
    The forums have often come up when I've searched for info on incubators and breeds of chickens I'm interested in getting into.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love art of all kinds, jewelry making, bookbinding, painting, drawing, repurposing old furniture, cardmaking, photography etc etc
    I'm an avid gardener, love travel, nature, volunteering, living simply, sustainable farming practices and preserving rare breed livestock and poultry.
  2. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    [​IMG] from Northern California [​IMG]
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  5. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  6. HelenaJean

    HelenaJean Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2011
    outback Australia
    g'day from Australia. Sounds like you live in a zoo! I think i'd have difficulty convincing my folks to let me own that many chooks, but not from lack of trying! [​IMG] welcome from a fellow BackYardChicken newbie, but a total novice in the real world of chickens!
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  9. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
  10. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs

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