Belated hello!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bluebutterfly, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. bluebutterfly

    bluebutterfly Chirping

    Jan 22, 2017
    Middle of Louisiana, USA
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    My grandparents on both sides had chickens when I was growing up, so I was around them throughout my childhood. My husband had chickens when we were first married. Then our daughter had a great flock as a teenager. She was on BYC at one time and learned a lot and taught/still teaches me. She suggested I join BYC!
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Right now, we have just two and a flock of Muscovies.​

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Our roo is RIR and our hen is Barred Rock.
    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    I cannot eat and enjoy store-bought eggs anymore! Also, I love having them roaming around the yard. I probably will not use any of our chickens for the freezer though! And, I would miss that early morning cock-a-doodle-do if I didn't have a roo!​

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I am getting back to some hobbies that kind of got put on the back burner now that my kids are nearly grown, but I also babysit for my 18 month old grandson who is my heart! We have been homeschoolers since 2002. I love to read. I crochet when I can. We are self-employed, so there's that. And I cook 95% of our meals at home everyday. I love to be on the tractor bush hogging or on the lawn mower cutting our yard. My husband and I have been married almost 27 years and we live in his childhood home, which is about a 5 minute walk across our pasture to MY childhood home, where my parents (90 and 92 years old) still live.
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    See #5 above.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    I learned about BYC from my then teen daughter who is an animal lover and wanted to have chickens and rabbits. Being a typical homeschooled kid, she went on the hunt for the information she needed and she landed on BYC. She suggested I sign up about a year ago when I finally decided to "do chickens" on my own.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Bluebutterfly you are quite welcome here. Hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Your daughter was very wise for starting off with a flock of chickens. They are so fun and entertaining! Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Okay, now you are 'official' - welcome to BYC.
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :frow
  7. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
  8. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

    Jul 6, 2016
    NW Washington state
    Welcome to BYC! What great responses to the introduction questions. I think you will fit right in here, and I hope you enjoy exploring the forums and talking poultry with some really nice and knowledgeable folks.
  9. cassie123

    cassie123 Crowing

    Jun 13, 2017
    My Coop
    Hi, welcome to byc!
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Great intro!

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