Chickens don't sail do they?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Seabee john, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Seabee john

    Seabee john In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Elk River, Minnesota
    Hello everyone.
    Glad to be aboard. After retiring from the Navy after 21 years, I finally got myself a plot of land and wasted no time getting some chickens.

    I have virtually no experience, but feel confident that I can (with your help) reach some success with my little flock.

    My birds are roughly 3 weeks old and growing quickly.
    I have:
    4 Buff Orphingtons
    3 Speckled Sussex
    2 Black Australorp

    I'm well versed in "the search feature" as I am an 8 year member of a beer brewing forum, so you won't find me asking too many questions unless I've searched first.

    I hope to get to know many of you!
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

    Sep 14, 2014
    Sanilac County,Michigan
  3. hennible

    hennible Crowing

    It's pretty relaxed here but searching first is alway a good plan...
    I thought I was going read this thread and find out you where living on a sail boat with chickens :gig
    That would have been neat

    Welcome to BYC
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I bet they could sail if they wanted to. Welcome to Backyard Chickens, you picked out some very good breeds and we didn't even help you. You really are good with the search functions.
  5. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Welcome! And I'd like to take a moment to thank you and your family for your service to our country. My husband retired off the Battleship USS Wisconsin BB64 after 26 years in the Navy. When we got married I said "I do, and I'm packed." and I stayed packed for that entire 26 years. I know first hand about how difficult it can be for families. We retired 24 years ago but our Navy days still seem like yesterday! Again, please accept my gratitude for job well done, and my hopes for a wonderful retirement.
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.
  7. N F C

    N F C booooo!

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

    It's amazing the variety of information you can find with the search feature here. I think about every topic has been touched on at one point or another, lol.

    We have 3 SS and 3 BA in our mixed flock of 16 birds too. Both are beautiful breeds and friendly (especially the SS). They began laying around 5 months old so you'll be getting eggs before you know it.

    Nice to have you aboard and thank you for your service!
  8. N F C

    N F C booooo!

    Dec 12, 2013
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your chicks!
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have some lovely birds! They are all friendly and great on the laying.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our flock!

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