Brand new member, first post here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jomofo, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Jomofo

    Jomofo In the Brooder

    Mar 8, 2015
    Hi guys. I guess you could say I've always been fascinated with birds, but especially chickens since I was around 10 years old and visited my grandmother on Martha's Vineyard. My uncle had about 15 Rhode Island Red's and I've wanted chickens since spending a week gathering eggs and helping him with them. I've always lived in the city and recently moved into the county. FINALLY am getting set up to where I can raise chickens!! w0000t!!

    So basically I'm building my chicken coop and have located a breeder of Black Copper Marans as well as blue, have procured an incubator and several other necessities and am awaiting my eggs which should be ready for me to pick up in a couple weeks. Needless to say I've been online looking at coop designs, researching everything from incubating, feeding, starting chicks, etc, basically everything under the sun and literally every question I type into google leads me to THIS site where it's been asked and answered already.

    Please forgive my mindless meandering as I basically have learned so much from all of you who post here, I felt the responsibility to join this site and personally thank you all for sharing the knowledge that it took you years to learn. I can tell you personally that you help far more people than you know. You guys are awesome. Thanks again!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you, it is always great to hear that Backyard Chickens has been helpful. Welcome to Backyard chickens, so glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. I love the chocolate eggs of the Marans. In my personal opinion, they are the prettiest eggs in the chicken world. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch, and in getting your coop built.
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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

    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck with your eggs I hope you have a great hatch. I love incubating and hatching eggs is such a great experience and very rewarding when you see all the chicks happy and healthy in the brooder. Watch out though it can become an addiction!!

    I hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will. Everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
  6. N F C

    N F C booooo!

    Dec 12, 2013
    Good morning and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What a nice intro, I wish you good luck with your projects. Marans are on my 'wish list' of breeds to try (along with several others, lol). They have beautiful eggs! You'll have to share some photos with us of your birds and let us know of your progress with hatching.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask. There are a lot of knowiedgeable and friendly people here.

    Nice to have you join us!
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  8. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!

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