G'Day from a new Aussie chicken keeper

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AusHen, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. AusHen

    AusHen Chirping

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    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Very new, I got them just over a week ago

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

    Currently two hens, Matilda and Victoria. Hoping to add 8 more in due time

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Silkies

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Googling chicken info and came across this wonderful site

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Hiking, bird watching and video gaming ^_^

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Married with 5 children, one of which was begging me to get chickens, now they are all in love with the girls. I also have three dogs, three cats, 28 birds (20 cockatiels then pairs of button quails, budgies, zebra finches and indian ringnecks) I also have a blue tongue skink.. I'm a wild life photographer and the Mr is a mechanic
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Enabler

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    Howdy :frow Welcome

    Delighted to have you here with us at Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us!:woot
     
  3. Perris

    Perris Songster

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    welcome aboard! very impressed by the number of dependents you manage - how do you find time?!
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C snowing & blowing

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    :welcome

    What a great assortment of animals you have! Feel free to share photos if you'd like :)

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    Here’s a link to general links and the different forums on BYC - https://www.backyardchickens.com/misc/quick-navigation-menu


    You can use this link to contact members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/australia-six-states-and-that-funny-little-island.598568/

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
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  8. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Crossing the Road

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  9. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    My Coop
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    chickda2s.gif enjoy byc farmer connie.jpg chickdars.gif
     
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  10. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

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    Welcome, Have fun, Enjoy your "Royal" Silkies!:welcome
     
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