BYC newbie, reporting for duty!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by heatherkh, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. heatherkh

    heatherkh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all - I'm a BYC forum newbie (but currently participate in other online fora, so I'm familiar with abbreviations, interactions etc.).

    I've been a volunteer chicken tender (see what I did there?) for a the past few years at a lovely organic CSA farm called Zenger Farms here in Portland before committing to the responsibility of my own flock. But here I am! Our neighbor's flock was getting over crowded, so he sold us 5 laying hens (4 WL and 1 Auracana) and one handsome and proud WL rooster. I then adopted three "retiring " black Australorps from the farm (approx 2 yo), as the new pullets were being incorporated into the main flock. We lost one of the Australorps about 1.5 weeks after bringing her home. She was, as it turns out, severely egg bound and was apparently that way when we got her. It didn't become apparent to me until her behavior changed due to infection spreading throughout her body. I got her to the avian vet nearby, but it was too late. It was a sad and bitter learning experience for me as a novice chicken keeper.

    Anyway, I look forward to learning from you all and becoming a part of the BYC community. There must be more Portland OR people on here - let me know who you are!!
     
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  2. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Howdy from Texas!
     
  4. heatherkh

    heatherkh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello back atcha both and thanks for the welcome. I haven't spent much time in the South, but I have visited both Louisiana (NO and Baton Rouge) and Austin TX. My boyfriend's brother and fam live in Round Rock.
     
  5. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Happy to meet you from Big Bear Ca. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    Quote:I love living in Central Texas, and RR is just far enough away from Austin that I never have to deal with traffic. Can't wait to get out in the country though [​IMG]
     

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