Hello BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by loli, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. loli

    loli Just Hatched

    Mar 11, 2017
    Hello everyone, I'm loli [​IMG]

    I grew up on our family dairy farm where we also raised many other animals including chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, guineas, etc. so I a have been around poultry a good part of my life but have yet to own my own flock. New baby chicks are scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks, so that is about to change.. lol

    I've also been battling health issues for some time now, including an autoimmune allergy called EOE. I am extremely allergic to most antibiotics & even the smallest traces found in store bought eggs or meats cause serious consequences. So we have been spending a fortune buying antibiotic-free organic eggs & decided it's high time we raise our own.

    I had forgotten how much fun it is to have chickens, watching their antics, & bonding with the friendly ones. Teaching my kids about them & selecting the different breeds to order has brought back many fond memories... and the waiting... omg, I'm as anxious as the are kids for shipping day!

    I'm thrilled to be a part of this great community & the generously shared knowledge & experiences here!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, loli, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Glad you are able to get yourself some chickens and the healthy, antibiotic-free protein their eggs will provide. Best of luck and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Great to meet you Molly. So many people have taken to raise chickens for meat and /or eggs because they want to know they haven't been given antibiotics etc. Of course your reasons are compelling. So great that you can raise your own flock and have the expertise to do so. Have you decided on breed yet?

    Hope you will update once the chicks arrive so we can be excited too. Your kids are going to love this. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.

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  4. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2015
    Rhode Island
    I'm going to pretty much say what everyone else said, but Welcome to BYC! you can find so much helpful information on this site, and everyone is nice and ready to answer questions! I know someone with a similar problem as yours, and they can eat their own chickens' eggs, no problem. It will be a great adventure for you and you kids! Feel free to ask any questions, and keep us posted! :) [​IMG]
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  5. loli

    loli Just Hatched

    Mar 11, 2017
    Hello everyone, thanks so much for the welcome!! [​IMG]

    @ drumstick diva, yes, we decided & made our order already from My Pet Chicken (though I'm a little nervous about them now, after reading some reviews I didn't see beforehand), the chicks should arrive the week of the 27th. We were originally thinking around 8-10 chickens, well we're up to 17 already.. I can already see where this is going.. I think we're gonna need a bigger coop.. [​IMG] We got; 1 Blue Favaucana, 1 Blue Easter Egger, 1 Buff Brahma, 2 Dominique, 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 2 Australorp, 2 Double Laced Barnevelder, 1 Silkie, 1 Mottled Cochin Bantam, & 1 mystery feather leg Bantam.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sounds like chicken math has already kicked in, enjoy!
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  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am fixing to celebrate my first year on here, and I have loved it so much, I hope you will too! There is tons of great info and friendly folks, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home! :frow

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  8. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! :)
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under loli [​IMG] Welcome!

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I 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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
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  10. loli

    loli Just Hatched

    Mar 11, 2017
    Thank you, thank you, everyone!!! [​IMG]

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