Hello BYC! I've Got Hennies In My Heart! <3

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HenniesInMyHeart, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. HenniesInMyHeart

    HenniesInMyHeart Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    Hello peeps!

    I am new here, but not new to chooks. Here are my answers to the questions proposed for new members:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    When I was 8 years old, a family friend gave me 2 baby Buff Orpington chicks for Easter. They stole my heart and I've loved chooks ever since! I've had several breeds over the years; wyandottes and barred rocks were favorites. My hennies are pets, not food.
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We have just recently moved to a house with a backyard, so I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to have hennies again! Right now I am incubating hatching eggs and hope for chickies in early April!
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I am currently incubating Coronation Sussex and Jubilee Orpington hatching eggs: two breeds I've always wanted!
    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    An Internet search led me here.
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love to cook, bake, garden, raise Monarch butterflies and spoil my puggies!
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Our family consists of me, my hubby, our 3 pugs, 1 kitty, and hopefully, soon-to-be backyard chooks! :) We will be keeping up to 4 hens (if I have that many hatch, of course), and any extras I will sell.

    I am excited to meet other chicken lovers and hopefully share about the breeds I'm incubating right now!
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under HenniesInMyHeart :frow Welcome!

    Best wishes for a good hatch! :fl

    You reference to "chooks" makes me wonder if you are in Aus [I am in Far North Queensland]?

    If you are, you might want to pop in to the Aussie Thread and say hello; if not, you may Find Your State Thread via this link.

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
  3. HenniesInMyHeart

    HenniesInMyHeart Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome! Nope I'm not an Aussie; I've just heard people call chickens 'chooks' and thought it was an adorable term! I believe people in the UK say it too. Thank you for all the suggestions! I will definitely contribute pics once I have more than boring shells to look at! ^_^
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    Tee hee, I am pleased we are rubbing off on people ;)

    I have also been heard to call them chookens :p

    Once again, best wishes with the hatch and I look forward to beautiful, fuzzy baby pics!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When I see "chooks," I usually assume someone from UK or Aussie land too.

    Sending good hatching vibes your way :jumpy:jumpy. No one has ever mentioned if that helps but, I keep hoping it does.:fl
  6. HenniesInMyHeart

    HenniesInMyHeart Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    Thanks Diva! I believe every bit of positivity helps. I already had my dreaded oops, so from here I hope we're in the clear...at least for personal error! The rest is up to the incubator gods and the embryos themselves. <3
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Best of Luck with your hatch!:D
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  8. HenniesInMyHeart

    HenniesInMyHeart Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    Thank you so much! <3
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop

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