Good Afternoon from Northwest Connecticut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TerraMatris, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. TerraMatris

    TerraMatris New Egg

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    Hello...and thank you for letting me join this wonderful group. When I was young; my family had chickens and geese...and I loved being around them and caring for them. I recently moved in with my "swain" and he got me a hatching coop and built a small pen to hatch eggs and raise "peeps!!!!" I am just thrilled!

    Carl wants to start with about 30 chickens...he was born and raised in a farming family...and I can't wait to experience the wonder! We are looking for docile, calm chickens and roosters... cochin, (because they are broody), barred rock, dominique,ORPINGTON
    and Wyandotte.

    We have a large garden...and I am excited to see if I can get the chickens to forage in parts of the garden. In reading many sites, including Reddit, I came across this site.

    I am a special education teacher in an inner-city school district...my swain is the director of an aerospace manufacturing plant...we have 5 sons all together, with 3 grandchildren...the boys all hunt, so we have 3 labs, and a very spoiled kitten.

    Thank you again for allowing us to join!


    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

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

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

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

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. :eek:) 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. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. You may also like to post on your state thread. It's possible you could discover you have -by chicken folks, who would be glad to mentor you.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    I don't think you'll have any problem getting the chickens to forage in your garden...you may have to fence it to keep them out, lol. Our girl's totally cleaned up last year's old garden down to the bare dirt. All that scratching around is good for the soil and so is their fertilizer...I'm hoping for the best garden yet after all the work the chickens put into it!

    You've selected a nice variety of birds, I hope you enjoy them. Good luck to you & thanks for joining us!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  7. TerraMatris

    TerraMatris New Egg

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    Thank you so much
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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