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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kukelekuu, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Kukelekuu

    Kukelekuu Chirping

    Sep 13, 2014
    Hi everyone!
    I'm from Canada, and I joined just a couple hours ago. Hi! [​IMG]
    This forum has been popping up for years on my chicken-related google searches, and it was such a valuable resource that I finally decided to join. I'm very excited to be here! I may be posting a lot, as I always have a million questions.

    I'm going to chatter for a few minutes about my chickens. They're pretty much my favourite topic to talk about!

    I started keeping chickens near the end of my twelfth year. Cairo, Boysenberry and Sparky were "culls" sold to us by an unscrupulous breeder. The three Rhode Island Red hens were very sweet, but we lost them all too soon. Since then I have learned to be more careful with sourcing my chickens.

    Though I started with three, my flock has grown substantially since then. I have eighteen older chickens, seventeen hens and a rooster. They live in an orchard from which they wander freely. Down in the goat area we keep the pullets and cockerels, of which there are fifteen. I keep a variety of breeds! We have everything from Ameraucanas to Wyandottes, and of course they all have names.

    The breeds I really like are Barred Plymouth Rocks, Ameraucanas, Rhode Island Reds, and Wyandottes (for the colouring). I'm also really fond of my White Faced Black Spanish hen. And my Speckled Sussex chickens are amazing. And... maybe I'll stop there.

    At the moment I'm really obsessed with Blue Andalusians ( I want one so badly) blue and splash Ameraucanas, Sebright Bantams (always wanted one of those, but we're a no bantam flock) and Silver-laced Wyandottes. I've always wanted one of those too, but we only have gold-laced... Still, someday I'll have a few!

    Anyhow, that's me! never introduced myself in a forum before... it's harder than I thought. I'd prefer to introduce my chickens, but that would take a while... there's so many. But if anyone wants to talk chicken with me, that would be great!

    See you around!
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] we all speak chicken fluently here like "Bawk Bawk Bagawk. I'm not as good at it as some others but, I manage.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have a nice flock!
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I think "Bawk Bawk,Bagawk" means "you like all the chicken breeds." Or it might mean, "We all love to talk chicken here." Or is that "Gwaaak Bagawk"? Some of these chickens stutter. :eek:) Beware of "chicken math." Very few members are immune to it. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting all the breeds you want.
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
  6. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock!

    Good luck establishing your flock and welcome to our roost!
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

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