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Bright-Eyed and Entirely Amateur

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sjango, May 7, 2017.

  1. sjango

    sjango Out Of The Brooder

    I grew up in a quite coastal city in Southern San Diego.  I remember those days--when it was still quiet--when it was still quaint.
    I know it was never as open and free as many other places, but it was nice, people were real, and it wasn't too crowded.
    My home has blown into an infrastructure-laden haven for the most posh and materialistic froofs I could ever had imagined growing up, I remember noticing the changing dynamic at some point in my childhood and growing to loath it with such intensity.  I recently moved slightly more inland.  It was one of the best decisions of my life.

    Being California, nothing is really cheap, but it's a lot more affordable here, and having land (albeit not the most) is not impossible.
    My childhood dream to have chickens is finally obtainable, and I am very excited.  I've been around animals my whole life, and I love darn near close to every one of 'em, and they tend to have some strange affinity to me as well.

    I'll soon receive my fist batch of chicks: four Houdan, seven Polish, and three Sultan.
    I am a scientist at heart, with a particular passion for genetics, and plan to do some extensive genetic projects in the future.  I'm looking to do some strategic crossing to create healthy birds with lovely aesthetics and personalities.  I've been breeding Miniature Australian Shepherds for seven years now, and am ready to enter the avian world!
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    So glad you decided to join us!
     
  3. sjango

    sjango Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you for the welcome Chicken Girl! It's very appreciated!
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your impending littles [​IMG]

    These links may be of interest

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens


    Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224


    All the best
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. sjango

    sjango Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you Monkey and Drumstick! The community here seems overall fantastic!

    I've been doing a lot of reading on how to prepare for my chick's arrival, I'll be scoping out those links you gave to me too! Thank you so much everyone. c:
     

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