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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dreysander, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. Dreysander

    Dreysander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm Dreysander and I'm from Northern Maryland. We're currently being dumped on by snow at the moment. I figure I may as well answer the sample questions:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? : I'm not new to chickens, growing up my family kept chickens, ducks, pheasants and geese. It's been years since I've had birds though so I'm basically starting from scratch.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I don't have any yet! We're waiting patiently on a local farm to hatch their eggs, then we'll be getting 4 or 5 peeps.

    (3) What breeds do you have? They'll be various colors of orpington and a Swedish flower hen.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I googled "Back yard chickens" and this was the first site that came up.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Well next year (2015 - 16) I'll be homeschooling my two oldest sons (7 and 5), we have a toddler too but he's not old enough obviously. I'm a dog lover, we have a grumpy old German Shepherd and a 1 year old Norwegian Elkhound. Every weekend my husband and I play tabletop games with our friends too. I suppose you could basically call me a nerd.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Like I just mentioned, I have a husband and 3 little boys. My sons will be 7 and 5 in July and my youngest will be 2 in October. We live on a 5 acre wooded property that has a little stream running through it. I'm a stay at home mom and have been ever since our oldest was born. I grew up on a hobby farm (we had cows, goats, horses and pigs) and want to get chickens to bring a little of that to my sons.

    Here are some pictures of our little cardboard box brooder all ready to go!

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  2. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome! :D
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Be sure to make yourself at home!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Nice introduction! You seem very prepared for your future chicks.[​IMG]
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. You have a very good and thorough introduction. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your chicks.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice intro! Your avatar made me laugh!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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