Greetings from East TN!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Funkyfarmhouse, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Funkyfarmhouse

    Funkyfarmhouse New Egg

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    Hello! I'm new on here! My first flock of four just started laying about a month ago, so obviously I'm over the moon with excitement! My four ladies are all different. I have an easter egger named Louise (I had another easter egger named Thelma, but she turned out to be a he named Theo and was successfully rehomed), a Light Brahma named Ethel, a golden laced polish named Zula Mae, and a white crested polish named Dolly.

    My family and friends have come to terms with the fact that I will almost always figure out a way to bring my chickens up in conversation. Collecting eggs for the first time last month was basically a lifelong dream finally coming true!


    I'm sure this site will be incredibly helpful, especially when I increase the size of my flock.
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BYC is not only helpful but, the folks on here love to talk chickens - no raised eyebrows, no eye rolling. Welcome to the flock.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congrats on those on those eggs. The novelty never wears off when collecting them! Here is a nice article on adding new members to your exsiting flock https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-adding-to-your-flock
    Taking your time adding them is a good idea so they can become aquainted before actually putting them together is always best.

    Wishing you the best of luck and be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  4. Funkyfarmhouse

    Funkyfarmhouse New Egg

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    haha! The other day at work I realized I had been talking a co-worker's hear off about my girls for a solid 20 minutes. He was very intrigued though, and I think I've actually made him think about getting a few chickens. My boss asks about my chickens every time I see him, and he admitted that the reason he asks is because he loves how excited I get when I talk about them, or any of my animals for that matter.
     
  5. Funkyfarmhouse

    Funkyfarmhouse New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome!!! Interesting enough, that was the article I came across that brought me to this site. I'm a research junkie, so even though I'm not planning on adding on to the flock until next year, I've already started reading up on it. Before I got my girls, I spent about a year and half reading every book I could find on the topic. I put a lot of energy into picking the breeds I got so they would be fine in any of the crazy Tennessee Valley weather conditions. It appears that energy paid off because this winter was pretty bad and other than being annoyed that I wouldn't let them roam free in the snow and their water would freeze, they were quite happy!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Congratulations on the eggs! It sounds like you have a nice little flock.
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC fellow Tennessean! (I live not that far from you) [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] Sounds like you have a wonderful flock!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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