Been A Long Time

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cajuninky, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. cajuninky

    cajuninky Chirping

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    I am not a new member but it has been long time since I have been active. I had beautiful flock of mixed chickens about five years ago and a dirty skunk killed them all in two nights. I was away at the time as my precious mother had passed and I came back to a coop of senseless death and destruction. I lost the heart for it to say the least. That along with other stressors I won't mention, have pushed me to the edge of my sanity and I am being treated for PTSD now. Feeling so helpless and hopeless is a terrible place to be when I was always so in control and capable. It is a long road I travel now but I know with the Lord's help I will make it. I have a service dog now and he helps. I have also gotten myself some more chickens and they have been like a bealing balm to my battered mind. I started out with two RLBW pullets and a roo, two SLW pullets, one GLW pullet and an Americauna roo. Last night I added a splash maran hen and a black copper maran hen. I am going to get a couple more black coppers and will call it quits. Only because that is all I have room for. I wish I could squeeze in an americauna pullet or two since I have the roo. I plan to pair him with the BCMs and breed some olive eggers. I look forward to spending some enjoyable time here during my recovery. This is a pic of Brother Andrew my RLBW roo and that is Hawk, the americauna in the back of him. KINDLE_CAMERA_1501617007000.jpg
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under cajuninky :frow Welcome Back!

    I am sorry to hear of your woes and do hope that things improve for you. Chickens sure are the best therapy!

    Have you checked out your State Thread in the past? If not, you might want to Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    Love the pic of Brother Andrew and the expression on his face! :love

    Please do share more pictures and stories of your flock, 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 ;)
     
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  3. cajuninky

    cajuninky Chirping

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    I love to see pics. Unfortunately I only have my Ki dle for pics and it is quite old so it does not take great pics. But I take them anyway. LOL Thankyou for your well wishes. I would love to see pics of your country. I like to watch shows filmed in Austrailia. Steve Irwin got me started.
     
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  4. Ursuline Chick

    Ursuline Chick Crossing the Road

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    Welcome back from New Orleans, hope our little site is helpful to you.
     
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  5. cajuninky

    cajuninky Chirping

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    How ironic. My home is actually just north of the lake about six miles west of Madisonville in Bedico. We also lived down the bayou for years in Dulac below Houma. We have been here in Kentucky for 14 years.
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Enabler

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    :hugs Welcome back.

    I hope you find we are as friendly as ever.

    Nothing quite as healing as watching the hens scratch about. Handsome roosters too! I look forward to hearing how the Olive egger project goes.
     
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  7. cajuninky

    cajuninky Chirping

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    Thankyou so much. I do love to sit and watch the chooks scratch and pick. I leave a chair out by the pen for just that purpose. I call it watching chook tv. So peaceful, it is.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    So glad you have chickens again.:hugs
     
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  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Glad to have you return. I do agree Chickens are great stress relievers & I never get tired of watching them. You're out of room for anymore, I've got 4 BO & allowed only 6, Chicken Math is really hard to control :he
     
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  10. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome back to BYC:frow We're so happy that you've decided to re-join us:ya pretty birds you have :love And chicken TV is the best:thumbsup
     
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