Been here for a while, but never actually introduced myself.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by QueenMisha, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Hi there everybody! It's me, QueenMisha. I've been posting here quite a bit lately, but never honestly posted one of these.

    I'm a native Californian, raised up with backyard chickens and moving into a larger flock since we moved to the country a long while back. My flock currently numbers somewhere between 140-150 of 8 different poultry species; chickens, turkeys, guineas, peafowl, partridge, ducks, geese, and most recently pigeons. They're more of a passion than a hobby, and I'd like my future career to be owning and operating a rare breeds hatchery (think Greenfire Farms type of deal). I currently work at the Poultry Palace in El Dorado County, CA, and if any of y'all wanna stop by, we've got started pullets and some real great feed, and we're open every day except Monday.

    Although I've had chickens for 10 years, ever since my parents got them when I was a kid, the majority of my knowledge has come about in the last 2-3 years, and it's only recently that I've come around to realizing that the career I really want to pursue is working with poultry; sure, I could be a writer like I wanted to be as a kid, but I'm nowhere near as good at writing as I am at catching chickens. I'd actually like to go to college to obtain a degree in Poultry Sciences, but I don't have the academic background or financial means to pay for a local college, much less an out of state university, not unless I'd like to be in debt for the next 60 years or so.

    Of course, even if college isn't an option, I'm always looking for new knowledge to improve my own keeping skills and teach the poultry community; I have plenty of anecdotal experience but little academic knowledge; I'm trying to fix that, and have just started working my way through the National Research Council's report on Poultry Nutritional Requirements, since there seems to be a lot of argument about nutrition around here, for one thing. It's been very informative so far, and I'm actually learning some commonly held beliefs (including my own) are rather incorrect. I'm actually hoping to round up a couple of the most useful excerpts or bottom lines from the report once I'm finished with it. After that I'm going to go into the finer details of avian anatomy and then try to get a better grasp on genetics.

    I hope to stick around this community and help out for the foreseeable future, and maybe, if all goes well, someday you'll all know me as someone lucky enough to work with, share, and improve all the breeds I dream about owning every day. Cheers.
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What a fabulous intro :highfive: Better late than never ;)

    Good luck for the future :frow
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome officially to BYC. Glad you decided to introduce yourself, and it is a very nice and thorough introduction. In the short time you've been at BYC, you've already been a knowledgeable and valuable contributor to the threads. Keep up the good work. :eek:)
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    I'm glad you're here @QueenMisha , I always enjoy your posts. Sometimes I even learn stuff (if the coffee has kicked in enough to get both my eyes open).

    Nice to formally meet you [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How nice to meet you here. I have seen your posts so often, I thought you've been around for ever. Have learned a lot from you. Glad you joined BYC formally [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Well, kind of :p
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Nice to formally meet all of you too! I've of course seen most of ya'lls posts all over the place, you're some very knowledgable folks. I hope to be in the community for a long time yet.
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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