experienced but new to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pete94558, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Pete94558

    Pete94558 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2016
    I started raising chickens in NY when I was back in grade-school for a hobby but I stopped after I joined the Marines after High School (2005). I wasn't able to keep any due to the transient lifestyle, but I've been getting back into it again. It's such a fun and relaxing hobby for me so i'm addicted to it again. I currently live in Yountville, CA and I have 3 Jersey Black Giants and 6 silkies. I've been building a separate coop for game fowl which I'm starting to get set up for birds this spring. I've been looking at Malays recently and I've found this board to be a great source of info on game fowl and Malays. Thanks for reading. Pete.
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Pete. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  3. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Pete [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Pete raising poultry is very relaxing and the VA Hospital in Loma Linda tried to give me a dog back in 2005 but I did not want any dog so they filled up my truck with geese ducks chickens and guinea and I have been busy ever since and they make me get up every morning just to feed and water them ...

    BYC has a quality learning center you might want to check it out ..... [​IMG]

    Enjoy your time here on BYC ... [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Pete, thank you for your time in service. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Hope you will be able to find the breeds you want.
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    Hello Pete and [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    I am so jealous of your younger years of raising your own flocks. Congrats on getting back into the "chicken thing".

    Hope you will share your experiences. Enjoy the forums.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Pete and welcome to our community. I hope that you will be able to share your experience with other members - we are a friendly bunch, so feel at home.

  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Thank you for your service.
  9. Pete94558

    Pete94558 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2016
    Thanks everyone! I have a few black O shamos, french copper marans, and black Malay eggs in the incubator and under my silkies now. I'm hoping to breed a tall and friendly bird. (Marans are for the beautiful eggs). I remember when the-coop.org was the go to source for chicken hobbyists, but I love the layout and the direction that BYC took with the site! Tons of great resources! Thanks for the warm welcome.
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.

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