Another Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yinzerchick, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. yinzerchick

    yinzerchick Songster

    Jun 13, 2011
    Hi everyone! I've been reading the BYC for about a year now, there is so much great information on here!
    I am new to chickens, I have never even been around them before, but owning a flock was part of my plan. I jumped in with both feet and got my first 26 chicks on 3/27/11. I have RIRs, Barred Rocks, Araucanas, Gold Lace Wyandottes, and Red Stars. 24 hens, and 1 rooster, then they throw in a free rare breed, which turned out to be a Polish Buff Crested rooster. They're 11 weeks old and seem to be doing really well.
    We, my husband and me, relocated to E. Texas from Pittsburgh PA. (The kids are grown and gone now)

    We arrived with our dog Kate, a shepherd/lab mix, 11 years old, and Choo Choo, our tabby/calico cat, 15 years old. Today, we also have 2 sweet nubian goats, Thelma and Louise, 3 onery Donkeys, Pearl, Ruby and Opal, a pretty black stray cat that showed up, Boo, and now her 4 kittens (almost 4 months old now) Crash, Little Bear, Hobbes and Ting Ting. I couldn't bare to seperate them...I also promised they would be outside cats, but right now they are all laying on our bed in the air conditioning because I think it's too hot out for them.[​IMG]

    I have 26 more chicks arriving mid July, and I am hoping to start getting some eggs in the next month or two. I'm learning as I go, and this site has really helped me. I hope I can maybe help out another newbie sometime. I'll post some pics as soon as I figure out how. Looking forward to chatting with fellow chicken lovers!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011

  2. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  3. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Songster

    What a wonderful little animal family you have! That's quit an adventure to make such a a big move! How exciting! So glad you finally joined ,. I look forward to your pics,.. you will have to post for a while before you can get them on,. but not long,..

    here's a How To for pics

  4. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

    May 22, 2010
    Planet Earth
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello, yinzerchick and welcome from Ohio!

    I'll bet you won't miss these "up north" winters! Sounds like you're having a great time with the chickens and other animals. You sure did jump right in! You'll soon have 50 chickens! I start to panic if I get over 20, and I have 24 right now.......I want to keep them all but I will have to re-home a handful of them.....Or else build a huge barn! [​IMG]

    Take care and glad you joined!

  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle



  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  10. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

    Jul 6, 2010
    Joliet, IL
    Enjoy your new homes .... in Texas and BYC

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by