Finally signed up!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DelcoChix, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Songster

    Nov 12, 2009
    Central Ohio
    I have to confess that I've been 'standing outside and looking through the window' for a few months now....really enjoy this site and found a lot of great info and friendly folks. My daughter and I did a lot of research early this spring--she wanted to try a chicken project for 4-H and I just wanted chickens! Now we have a little flock of 14 hens (and one Silkie rooster who needs a new home!)in our backyard that we picked out from the hatchery catalog and brought them home on the day they were hatched. Pretty amazing time, so fun to watch them grow up so quickly. They are now laying about 5-6 beautiful eggs a day, sort of like a treasure hunt each afternoon, always excited to see how many and what colors we'll find. We have a great variety, including a White crested Black Polish, a white Sultan, two easter-eggers, Rhode Island Reds, Golden Comets, Buff Orps, two lovely Buckeyes, a Wyandotte and of course, the only straight run chick who ended up being a roo...our partridge Silkie. Anyways, I've spent a lot of time just reading various forum topics and even more time perusing through the 'for sale' and 'wanted to buy,' section, now the auction page...once the Silkie finds a new home my daughter would love to have either a cochin of some sort and/or another Silkie, but a pullet this time! I'd also like either a Welsumer and/or a Cuckoo Maran pullet...I think we're hooked! So, after many months of watching I finally jumped in!
    Dawn in Central Ohio
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Glad you joined

  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  5. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
  6. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Songster

    Aug 15, 2009
    Hamilton, Georgia
    [​IMG] from all us "enablers!" haha
  7. Brick243

    Brick243 Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southeast Oklahoma
    I like the RIR's. [​IMG]

  8. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Songster

    Nov 12, 2009
    Central Ohio
    Thanks so much for your quick welcomes! Couldn't wait to check back in this morning. Looking forward to attending the Natl. Show tomorrow in Columbus for the first time...not quite sure what to expect but from everything I've read it looks like a great show to visit.
    "Brick 243" I too enjoy the Rhodies--ours are almost identical to our Buckeyes except for the comb, and they are pretty friendly. Love the deep red feathers.
    "Painted Gems Ranch" Thanks for enabling me!
    Pretty cool to see folks from all over the country, and world, who share a common interest...
  9. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you quit lurking and joined us!
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

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