Another newbie!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hendricks115, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. hendricks115

    hendricks115 Chirping

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    Hello! New to BYC, although we have been using the site for reference since we got our chickens a few years ago, just decided to join.

    We have a very large coop (2 car garage size) filled with chickens, ducks and turkeys! We've got Rhode Islands, Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Brahma's, Jersey Giants, our Heinz 57 Hendricks breed, bantams, muscovey ducks and Slate Blue Turkeys.

    Our brood free ranges as often as possible, outside roaming now! We have 14+ acres with lots of fruit trees and a huge garden. Not only do we benefit but so do they, lots of fruit and veggie scraps daily!

    We hatch a batch of chickens each spring, we've been calling them our Hendricks breed as we've taken in chickens from some friends and bought some at auction. We hatched 2 ducklings this spring as well. Our turkeys were born this past spring and are so friendly they eat out of our 4 years olds hand and try to sit on your lap! Our dog, Ruger (a schipperke) and our 3 cats roam around with the birds and get along great! They just do not seem to like lawn ornaments though! Everyone seems to cluck and squelch at my little ones fairies in the flower bed!

    I feel fortunate to be able to raise our daughter in this environment.

    Here's a shot of our little one with the flock running around her and one of chickens that has taken to her! She follows her everywhere and sits on her lap whenever she sits down!
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    Glad you joined. You have a lot of experience and hope you will share.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    What a lovely flock you have! Thanks for sharing those cute pictures!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    Enjoy all your adventures with your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I love the picture of your daughter with the Buff Orpington sitting on her lap. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    LOVE those pics! So cute!
     
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

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