Greeting from your new German member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Papa John59, May 21, 2019.

  1. Papa John59

    Papa John59 Chirping

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    Really, I'm an American living in Germany.
    I was raised on a large farm in NW Ohio and we had chickens, normally between 75 to 100 of them. Once we bought a neighboring farmers chickens and there were over 300 birds that week. Most of them we sold off and well, we ate a lot of chicken for a few months.

    Now, after retiring from the US Army, I find myself residing here in Bavaria, Germany with my wife and three children. The kids (16, 12 and 6) were joking about raising chickens like the priest from our church. I said, "why not?" and my wife rolled her eyes and stated that her grandmother had chickens in the backyard.

    And believe it or not, this site appeared at the top of my Google search. So here I am researching, before we do something this wild!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Set your goals, study the forums, plan, prepare and you will be successful in establishing and maintaining your flock. I wish you luck.
     
  4. mesalina87

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    Hello and welcome to the flock. There is so much information here for you. Hope you have fun an enjoyment from you soon to be flock! :)
     
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  5. Papa John59

    Papa John59 Chirping

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    I only entered "raising chickens in my backyard" in Google, as always a few videos came up and then this site was the first one up.
     
  6. Papa John59

    Papa John59 Chirping

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    Thanks!
     
  7. Papa John59

    Papa John59 Chirping

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    Thanks!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome Papa John, :wee so glad that you joined us at Backyard Chickens
     
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  9. Papa John59

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    Thank you so much! I'm already finding out a lot of things that I didn't think about!
     
  10. Welcome!! We just got a new member from Hamburg last night! He is also researching prior to buying any chickens.
     

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