Excited to be part of BackYardChickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marie-in-SD, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Marie-in-SD

    Marie-in-SD New Egg

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    Hi,

    My name is Marie and while I'm originally from Germany, I have now been living in South Dakota for the last ten years. Last year my husband and I finally purchased a home with some acreage here in the Black Hills and I love having space for our two wonderful kiddos and all our pets!
    Currently we have 3 horses, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 ferrets, 9 chickens and 1 Toulouse Goose.
    All my chickens are different breeds: Della (Delaware), Mrs. Beak (Silverlaced Wyandotte), Berta (supposedly a Buff Orpington, but I think something went wrong as she is copper with black feathers in the tail), Mathilde (Barnevelder), Brownie and Nelly (Ameraucana), Sweetie (Blue Wyandotte), Freckles (Sussex) and Mrs. Tickles (White Leghorn).
    Love all my ladies!
    I'm looking forward to learning more about poultry through this community.

    :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  2. N F C

    N F C eggnog time! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Marie, welcome to BYC! I've visited the Black Hills several times, it's a really interesting part of the country and always enjoyed it.

    Sounds like you are having a great time with your birds. If you haven't already, check out the Learning Center..lots of good information there. If you have any questions, just post it and someone should be able to help out.

    Glad you've joined us!
     
  3. Marie-in-SD

    Marie-in-SD New Egg

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    Thanks so much!! :)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a nice varied flock!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    We used to live off of 16A in the Black Hills. [​IMG] I do miss South Dakota.

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Marie! Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a nice mix of good layers. If you want to post a pic of Berta, maybe we can ID her breed for you. Also, most Ameraucanas are not true Ameraucanas, but Easter Eggers. If you want to post pics of Brownie and Nelly (be sure and include the legs in the pics), we can tell you whether you have true Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions. [​IMG] We're all here to help!
     

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