Avian Professional, Chicken Newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Caracal, May 17, 2018.

  1. Caracal

    Caracal Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a bird keeper at a zoo, and I adore pheasants. I've worked with many exotics, but for the first time ever I have a backyard - with chickens! It's very exciting to raise my own domestic galliformes as pets and feels like a whole different realm. I'm starting with Buff Silkies and Blue Ameraucanas. When I can move to an area that allows roosters I'd love to breed heritage breeds. My chicks are getting lots of training and at 3 weeks old can already station and step up on a scale on cue. I love how intelligent and food-motivated chickens are - we're going to have lots of fun learning all sorts of tricks!
     
  2. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome

    What zoo do you work at?
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. Caracal

    Caracal Out Of The Brooder

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    San Diego :)
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

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    :welcome Glad you joined us. Love this site but more so the Members :love Greatest & very knowledgeable :bow
     
  6. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    At my house we have a painting made by one of the gorillas (or maybe orangutan. I don’t remember) from the San Diego zoo
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

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    Welcome! Very long ago, I visited Knotts Berry Farm in California, and watched chickens being trained to do tricks, using an automatic feeder cup and operant conditioning.
    My chickens are fun to watch, and do learn new things daily, although I'm not motivated to actually train tricks, or useful behaviors like getting on a scale.
    Good work!
    Mary
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Pheasants are very pretty!
     
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  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 True BYC Addict

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    I lived in San Diego (1997 - 2004), loved it as well as the Zoo. Miss the eateries :hit You're going to enjoy this site, so many members and so much information. Best wishes.
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G'Day from down under Caracal :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
     

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