Chicken Lover

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shell1972, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Shell1972

    Shell1972 New Egg

    Oct 22, 2015
    Good Morning Everyone,
    New to BYC buy have had my chickens for about 6 years now. It was difficult to convince my husband to let me get them so I bought 6 brought them home and said I need you to build me a coop. We now have 3 coops plus 1 handicap coop and 3 runs. All total we have about 30 chickens. We also have a 200lb. English Mastiff, a cocker spaniel, 2 cats and 2 guinea pigs. our chickens are a mix of everything but as a hobby we have begun to breed our pair of Jersey Giants in hopes of spreading the love. we have guinea hens as well but I understand most people dislike them. They clean up ticks like there is no tomorrow. Anyway, I am always visiting here looking for information and thought I would join and learn. Hopefully I too will be of help to someone.
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Shell, [​IMG]

    I just said hello to you over on someone else's thread but figure another one wouldn't hurt!

    Thanks for joining us!
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Shell!
    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.
  5. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Feb 5, 2015
    The Golden State~
    Hello and :welcome
    We are glad you joined us! Wow you have got a big brood of pets! I have a lot of chickens myself too, about 21 including 4 Roos. I also used to have two Guinea pigs. They were the sweetest things! This is a great site to research, learn, and teach what you know about chickens!
    Once again :welcome

  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Shell. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm glad your husband changed his mind about the chickens and built a coop for you. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at 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.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Shell. Welcome to Backyard chickens. I used to breed and show Cockers. I bet the predators are giving your place a wide berth with a 200 lb Mastiff waiting for them.
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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