Hello all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jennfrazeerocks, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Jennfrazeerocks

    Jennfrazeerocks New Egg

    Oct 1, 2015
    Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer and I began the odyssey that is raising back yard chickens last year. I work at a living history museum that is currently trying to transform into a full working living history farm and the chickens are my babies. I have 16 heritage breed Dominiquer (Dominique) chickens kept in two chicken tractors. Our chicken tractors are movable coops. We are going to build an actual chicken house with yard to house them once our tourist season has ended. I also have one girl who hurt her leg and was being picked on by the others that I moved out to a coop of her own while she heals. She is now named Roo because she began to crow after a few days. The site not only teaches people about the history of the region and the 19th century, but also preserved heritage activities, breeds, recipes, agriculture, etc. We teach the public the events that have taken place in their own back yard and show them the ways they can preserve their own history while doing for themselves.
    I am a 32 year old mother of 3, received my master's degree in American Studies and have thoroughly enjoyed my move back to (mostly) country living. I finally convinced my husband of the benefits of owning our own chickens and we will be getting our own brood come spring which has me pretty excited!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hello, Jennifer, welcome to BYC - good luck in your career/projects and in developing your own flock.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Jennifer

    Glad you could join the flock! The living history museum sounds fantastic, working there must be a great job. Sounds like something that I would enjoy too. Wishing you the very best of luck getting the farm started and you getting a flock of your own. Do you have breeds in mind for yours?

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    South Carolina USA
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
    It sounds like you have a fun job.
  5. Exotica

    Exotica C'est La Vie

    Awesome what you do!
    You're living the dream!

    And excited for your new babes! Please come back and let us know how they do! [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Jennifer, welcome to BYC!

    That sounds like an interesting job you have. Make yourself at home here and if you have questions be sure to ask...there are a lot of friendly and helpful members here.

    Thanks for joining us!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Jennifer, very nice to meet you. It's great when you have a job you are passionate about. Wish you continued success. [​IMG]
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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