Emerging from Lurkdom in Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CochinMum, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. CochinMum

    CochinMum Hatching

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    Hi, all! [​IMG]

    I've been lurking here on and off since I got my first chickens three years ago. Now that I have new chicks on the way (in June) [​IMG], I thought it was high time I joined up. Right now I have two Buff Orpingtons, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Black Australorp [​IMG], three sex links of some sort, and two Partridge Cochins [​IMG] [​IMG]. I love all my chickens to bits but I just adore Cochins. I've learned almost everything I know about chickens from this forum, so a big thank you to everyone for being so helpful. Hopefully I can give something back now!

    Other things about me: I taught elementary grades at our Mennonite school here in Central VA for nine years. Now I'm in college studying for a degree in Special Ed. I have a twelve year lovebird, Nicky, and a black Miniature Schnauzer, Piper, who loves to "help" me take care of the chickens. (Piper's actually male -- apparently I'm the only person in the world who thinks Piper should be a boy's name, as I discovered after I named him!) Oh, and ironically enough, I'm allergic to eggs [​IMG]. My parents eat as many eggs as they can, and we try to sell the rest. We really keep the chickens for compost for the garden.

    Nice to meet you all!




    Edited to try to get smilies to work!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

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    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us! Sounds like you have a great flock started!
     
  3. Little peeper

    Little peeper Chirping

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    [​IMG] Hi and [​IMG]
     
  4. PaigeHgibson

    PaigeHgibson Songster

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    I have a male cockatiel named Pyper !! im not alone LOL
     
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

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    Hi from Michigan and [​IMG] I am so jealous you have a BA. I wanted some really bad but couldn't make it work.
     
  6. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Songster

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    [​IMG] Hi
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    Hi and [​IMG]
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

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    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
     

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