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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DaraD, May 23, 2012.

  1. DaraD

    DaraD Hatching

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes brand new and I did not get them yet although they are aon their way!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I will have 3 hens. My town only allows 3 backyrad chickens and no roosters.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I will have 1 Barred Plymouth Rock, 1 Buff orpington and 1 Light Brahma

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    A friend at work sent the link to me when we were talking chicken.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Gardening, reading, nature walks

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have 2 sons 13 and 14 years old. A loving husband. 3 cats, 2 dogs and a lizard.
    I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Child and Family Therapist.
    My long time dream is to have a farm with rescued animals and bring in at risk children to work and learn on the farm. I believe in the animal human connection and how therapuetic it is.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! Tell us a bit more about yourself. [​IMG]
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  4. MallardDuckling

    MallardDuckling Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Sara Jane in Ohio!
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    [​IMG]Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  8. Feathers n Fur

    Feathers n Fur Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC! Soooo many questions...well here it goes:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes brand new and I got my first 8 chicks May 16th and 17th from two local farms

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    I have 8 chicks ranging in age from 1 1/2 to 4 wks of age (hopefully all girls)

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I have 3 Easter Eggers of various colors (grey speckled, brown speckled and one darker brown), 1 Java, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Golden Comet, 1 Bantam mix and 1 Dark Brahma


    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Online search for information on raising chickens.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    gardening, reading, nature walks, crafting, puzzles

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I have one very understanding husband, a son (14), a daughter (12), three rescue dogs (16, 14 and 6) and one hamster

    I also share your dream, maybe we were separated at birth: "My long time dream is to have a farm with rescued animals and bring in at risk children to work and learn on the farm. I believe in the animal human connection and how therapuetic it is."
     
  9. DaraD

    DaraD Hatching

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    Maybe deprecated at birth but not too far from each other now!
    I am in north Morris Co and Hinterdon is just west of here.
    My chicks should get here soon all girls and will be 3 days old
     
  10. philbfarm

    philbfarm Songster

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, Dara D!...
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am also rather new to chicken raising. I brought home 7 one-day old chicks 9 weeks ago.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I still have 7. Unfortunately three of my original were roosters. I traded them with a local farmer for three pullets last week.


    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I will have 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks, 3 Rhode Island Reds, and 1 Easter Egger.


    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Found it while searching the internet.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Winemaking, gardening, cooking. I believe the importance of learning something new everyday, and hopefully will be for the rest of my life.


    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have 3 teen-aged daughters. am married to an amazing/crazy fun man, presently have 3 rescue cats, 3 rescue dogs, parrot, and breed koi.
    At the moment, I am a teachers assistant at a private school for children with special needs, and also help run a continuing education program for adults. I rescue and rehabilitate dogs..
    I also strongly believe in the animal/human connection, and have seen it work - (particularly with children).


    Welcome...I know you will love the experience of chicken raising as much as I do!
     

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