Hello chicken peeps!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenHermit, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Songster

    Mar 12, 2015
    Astoria, OR
    Hi! I've been lurking on and off for a while, and thought I'd join in. :) To get started, here are my responses to the suggested survey:

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I first got chickens as a young child, and was immediately in love - my mother frequently had to drag me away from them at bedtime! I've had them on and off in the many years since.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Our household has around 30-40 (I *think*) chickens in the big coop and 16 in the bantam coop, along with 16 juveniles in a brooder, and a clutch or two on the way, as now four of our bantam hens are being extremely broody! Of all our birds, there are about half a dozen I consider to be specifically mine, as opposed to "communal" chickens.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Orphingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, Australorps, Marans, Polish, Legbar, Ameraucana, Wyandotte, Giant Cochin, Bantam Cochin, Frizzle Cochin, Sussex, Silkies, Japanese bantams....I'm sure I'm missing some, as we have quite the variety!

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Y'all show up a LOT in google searches for chicken info!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Spinning, sewing, knitting, weaving, bookbinding, gardening, wandering/travel, reading, languages and Legos. Because legos are awesome, even as an adult. ;-)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share
    I come form a long line of animal lovers, and my mom had a real proclivity for birds. Growing, up, there were always at least a few around, and sometimes several hundred! I've helped raise chickens, geese, quail, MANY pigeons, song birds, parrots...you name it! As a kid, I also brought home every baby or hurt critter I found, and we rehab-ed a lot of wild birds. My first pet that was "mine" was a sparrow we rescued and raised named Lazarus who decided he liked it better with us than out and about. We tried to release him multiple times- he'd land back on us every time.

    I've also always had a fascination for genetics, leading me to do things like mapping our our pigeon flock's color genes as a teenager. I'll babble on about that sort of thing forever if given half a chance.
  2. antyler

    antyler In the Brooder

    Mar 25, 2014
    Ocean View, HI
    Welcome! Sounds like you have a busy house.
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!!

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! And a colorful egg basket at that! Chickens are so addicting. Fun to be around too. I can see why your mother had to drag you away from the chickens as a child!!

    Make yourself at home here. If you have any questions about anything, always feel free to ask us.

    Enjoy all your birds and we do welcome you to our flock!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi and welcome to Backyard chickens. Oh, yes adults love legos - I sure do but, their prices have grown to the point I can no longer indulge. I had three of their various trains but my favorite was the monorail. You used to be able to purchase special pieces from the company but, now all of that is limited to kids. My son is 29 so he can't get them for me.

    The bricks etc are great for planning and plotting how the coop and run should be.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sounds like you have a nice varied flock! I've never raised pigeons myself, but I've always enjoyed them- you must have had fun as a child![​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm so happy you joined us!
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice intro! Oh yes legos are awesome! Enjoy all those chicken breeds!

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