Grateful newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miller chicks, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Miller chicks

    Miller chicks Just Hatched

    Jun 27, 2016
    Hello from Eastern Oregon. I am a new chicken mama to 6 beautiful Buff Orpington Hens. We get 3-5 large brown eggs every day and have the sweetest girls. I've learned so much from this site and am truly grateful for the generous sharing that goes on here. I am also relieved to know that I am not the only person that is head-over-heals in love with their flock. I would have thought someone quite crazy if I hadn't experienced this phenomenon myself. I got started with chickens purely for the the egg production but the reward has been the relationship with my little darlings.

    My hobbies are stamping and scrapbooking. I am also a new gardener so have had quite the learning curve this summer. My husband and I purchased this home on a half acre last fall with big dreams of what it could become. We will be planting a few fruit trees this fall and will raise a couple of spring calves for beef come next winter. The funny thing is that I am a vegan (for health reasons) so I don't get to enjoy the little gifts our hens give us each day; however, my husband and family members eat yummy eggs regularly and will most definitely enjoy organic beef next year.

    The poop from our coop and chicken yard are deposited daily in our compost pile for next year's garden. I doubt that we'll ever eat these chickens but will enjoy their company for as long as they are healthy. Even when they no longer lay eggs, they still produce the garden gold that enriches our soil. I live in gratitude for the rich blessings God created for our benefit and to be cared for by us.
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and welcome to BYC! Yes, you are among many like-minded people here! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! It sounds like you and your family are having a great time there with your new flock! Those fresh eggs sure are delicious and finding them is like finding treasure in my book! Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    There are a few of us here that don't eat our chickens. [​IMG] Glad you joined!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Lots of folks don't eat their birds but have a retirement coop for them as a reward for years of egg laying. Some folks don't even eat the eggs, just enjoy chicken TV, and socializing with their flock.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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