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Coming aboard from Ben Lomond, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by olivigus, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. olivigus

    olivigus Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2016
    Ben Lomond, California

    Hi all you feathered-friend-loving folks!
    I've finally made a profile after lurking around here for years! We started our flock last spring, although I'd been indulging in chicken dreams long before that. I appreciate all the great info on this site and spent hours looking at all the coop designs before getting our chicks.

    We started with eight chicks of five different breeds: RIR, Buff Orpington, Easter Eggers, Silver-Laced Wyandotte and Brown Leghorn. Then our friend's co-worker, who'd bought chicks the same weekend we got ours, discovered she could only keep two, so our flock doubled overnight, adding a gang of Barred Rocks and two Black Australorps.

    It has been great fun raising our gals and watching them grow--I just enjoy them SO much--it's hard to explain, but, of course, I don't need to explain it here, do I.

    Hope to get a page posted about our coop soon.
    Happy new year and happy chicken days to all!
    The pic is of Racer, our Brown Leghorn, who is quite a character and very photogenic!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Suzanne

    Glad you could join the flock! Many of us were lurkers before joining, I was one too!! I have loved reading your intro and your pic of Racer is fab!! Wishing you the very best of luck in the future and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Suzanne. You have a very handsome rooster and flock of very good breeds.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Suzanneand welcome to our community- hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us.

  6. olivigus

    olivigus Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2016
    Ben Lomond, California
    Thanks, everyone!
  7. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    Hello and :welcome
    We are very glad you joined us!
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2016
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Suzanne, [​IMG]

    Racer certainly is a good looking bird! Make yourself at home here. If you have questions, want to share stories & pictures of your flock or want to participate in the discussions, feel free!
  9. olivigus

    olivigus Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2016
    Ben Lomond, California
    Thanks, she's one of our favorites!
    Yes, Racer is actually a girl, although most people think she is a rooster when they see her because of that big red comb. She gives us a lovely white egg nearly every day.

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