Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scootermagoo, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2019
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Hey ya'll!
    I've been a lurker on here for a couple of years, starting around 2015 when we got our first small flock of backyard chickens. We never had more than 4 hens (always Buff/Light Brahmas) at a time, no roos. They lived in a converted baby crib my crafty husband put together in our very small backyard, and they helped keep away my "I NEED TO LIVE ON A FARM!" blues while we lived there.

    We were immensely blessed this past September, and moved into our dream home with some land to to fill it with happy little peckerheads!

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

    As of this moment-none. We will have 30 chicks coming in this week.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    We have had Brahmas in the past, but with this batch of 30, I ordered 8 Easter Eggers and 2 Buff Orpington girls to keep as layers, 16 "fryer special" roos (not broilers-just extra males either dual-purpose or heavier meat birds), and 4 mystery chicks. We will see which of the roos we like the best, keep one or two and put the rest in the freezer.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?

    I truly enjoy their personalities, and being able to work with nature to create healthy sustainable food for my family.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Cooking, crochet/knitting, dog and horse training...essentially any and all things DIY

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

    Small's just my husband, 7 year old son and myself. We have a Doberman and 2 quasi-indoor kittens, and one feral cat that came with the house...aptly named Spitter.
    Within the next year or two we hope to add some milking goats and a couple pigs.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?

    I'm sure I found BYC from some google search or another-lurking for several years. Decided to finally join because I have never had a flock with roos, have never slaughtered, and have the room to free range now so I'm sure we will run into a few problems here and there-it will be nice to have a community to turn to that has the knowledge to help out along the way.
  2. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

    Aug 14, 2018
    My Coop
    Welcome to the forum- glad to have you with us!
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, congratulations on your new home, and good luck in establishing and maintaining your flock.
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Many of us lurked before joining. So glad you finally took the plunge!

    Good luck with your soon to be new chicks! If you have any questions about them along the way, be sure and ask.

    Welcome to our community! :)
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Congratulations on getting the home you've always wanted! And for the 30 chicks coming your way, that sounds like a lot of fun.

    Make yourself at home here, it's nice to have you with us!
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  6. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
    Congrats on your new home and welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best wishes and have lots of fun with your upcoming fuzz babies! :jumpy
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  9. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Ben and his little friends also say "hi"! 20160911_134838.jpg 20180114_204659.jpg 20180210_115146.jpeg

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