BYC Newbie Intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CKN47, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. CKN47

    CKN47 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first chickens at the age of 62 because Grampa had had chickens. I started with a flock of Rhode Island Reds. I currently have some Aracunas, black barred rock, red sex link, and a red and white chicken. I currently have 14 chickens having lost a few a long the way. One to a coyote, and a couple in the past to I don't know what.

    I have been on the website for a few years but had never actually signed up for an account. My husband was surfing and found the website. He thought I was crazy when I wanted to get chickens but now he thinks they are the greatest! Ours are layers and they are pretty much pets too.


    My other hobby is horseback riding--used to do trail riding and endurance. Now I am learning dressage. We have a couple of Arabians--mine was a racing Arabian and I have had him for about 15 years. I also am learning watercolors. I also like to travel and have been to Europe and back and to Mexico a couple of times in the last 2 years. I am a retired electrical engineer and love living out in the county and having chickens and horses. It keeps me active.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
  3. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you could join!

    Sounds like you're having an awesome retirement! I've barely been outside of my home state, let alone to another country.

    I love Arabian horses, I bet yours are very beautiful.

    14 is a very good number of chickens to have, not too many and not too few. However, when you get a case of "chicken math" then you may just find yourself wanting more. [​IMG]

    Best of luck with your flock!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, so glad you are an official BYCER now.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Great to have you join us here at BYC - I find keeping chickens very rewarding and good fun. Chicken tv is fun, for sure!

    All the best
    Ct
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  9. CKN47

    CKN47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much! All those who welcomed me thank you. I have been having some computer issues so haven't been on much yesterday. Lost my internet. Thanks for the educational tips too!!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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