Chickens! Yay!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LindseyC, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. LindseyC

    LindseyC Songster

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes! I am completely new and just in preparation mode at this time... but I'm so excited!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    0

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I'm thinking about getting 2 Easter Eggers and 2 Buff Orpingtons.. still researching..

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Googling chicken questions

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love traveling, photography, I'm a complete music junky, and I love spending as much time with my family and 11 year old son as I can. :)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I'm from Oklahoma, I've been married to a great guy for almost 15 years, and I have an 11-year-old son who is my whole heart. I'm in the process of getting my degree in Elementary Education.
     
  2. 007Sean

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    Howdy Lindsey :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  3. LindseyC

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under LindseyC :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock when they arrive, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may be interested in these links:
     
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello Lindsey and welcome to BYC - I wish you the best of luck with your chicken plans :thumbsup
     
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  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hi Lindsey and welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
     
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  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    :welcome so glad you have joined us.

    I love the BO's - but do note they can go broody quite often - with a flock of 4 this could pose some real surprises and management concerns .

    If you have space in your plans, would suggest 6 for "in case" you have some losses.

    And for a small flock, if you plan to start with chicks, do look for sources that can provide professional sexing of them - it is so disappointing for many to get unwanted roos.

    Your 11 year old will love the fun of raising them from babies :)
     
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  8. LindseyC

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    Ok, so I'm so new that I totally had to google "broody". ;) Thank you all so much for the warm welcome and tips. I'm so stinkin' excited!
     
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  9. Clubber1234

    Clubber1234 Free Ranging

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    I've had chickens ever since I was a child.
    I've got 50 hen's and 2 cockerels.
    I have 50 bovan brown's and 2 bovan brown+buff Orpington cockerel.
    I googled it.
    I love my chicken's with all my heart.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Lindsey, it's very nice to meet you :frow
     
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