Haven't introduced myself yet....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarkJP, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. MarkJP

    MarkJP Chirping

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    Hello, my name is Mark and my wife and I are new to raising chickens. We started last spring with 6 chicks. We live in north central Connecticut.

    We have two of each of the following breeds- Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, and Light Brahmas.

    We enjoy feeding them and watching their antics. They bring us a lot of joy and entertainment! My wife is quilter and I’m an artist, fly fisher, and RC airplane builder and flyer. We are both recently retired and live on a farm which we rent to two nearby farmers who raise feed corn and hay for cattle.

    We have a cat named Jack. He’s a rescue cat and we love him very much.

    I can’t quite remember how I found out about BYC, probably from researching info about chickens on the net and saw that there was a great deal of information to be gleaned for everyone here.
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Thanks for joining us, Mark! :welcome
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  4. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

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    Welcome to BYC! :) We hope you learn lots and have fun!
     
  5. MarkJP

    MarkJP Chirping

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    Thank everyone for the welcome!
     
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Mark! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Do the farmers ever lend you some hay for your chickens? Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello Mark and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! Yes, chicken's can certainly be enjoyable to watch, and those egg's are a bonus!
     
  9. N F C

    N F C happy spring!

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    Hi Mark, it's nice to have you here with us! If you'd like to 'meet' other members in Connecticut, you can find your state thread with this link:
    Conneticut

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  10. MarkJP

    MarkJP Chirping

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    Well, I suppose we could use hay, but the cut is a bit long, so we've been purchasing chopped straw at Tractor Supply.
     

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