Hello Everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MotherFlocker, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. MotherFlocker

    MotherFlocker In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2018
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm not, by any means, new to chickens. I was given my first chickens when I was around 5 years old but I had always been around chickens that were at my Great Grandmother's house next door. However, my parents divorce left me chickenless at age 9.
    In 2012, I started dating my husband and in 2013 we brought home our first 5 chickens.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    From 2013 to 2017, 5 chickens led to having 72 chickens and 4 geese. 2018, at the present, we are at 38 chickens, and 4 geese.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I have an Ameracauna pair, and the 36 others are bantam barnyard mixes of all colors.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I had a sick bantam hen and went to the internet looking for help and came across this site and fell in love with it.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I have a husband, 6 cats, 6 dogs, 38 chickens(more on the way), a pair of African geese, a pair of Embden geese and a miniature horse. My animals are my main hobby but my husband and I love going to flea markets and trade days, and we love staying outside as much as we can. I am the deer hunter, he is the duck hunter and occasionally he will go with me or I will go with him.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I love my family so much it physically hurts, I believe. I am a major Daddy's Girl to this day. He is one of my very best friends and we shared the responsibility of raising each other in a sense. My Grandmother(NaNa), Great Grandmother(Nanny) and aunt have done their best to be positive female influences in my life. My grandfather(GreGre) is just the best, he's literally a storybook grandfather. I have a little sister who has a little boy, Harper, who is the greatest little blessing to our family, and I have a cousin, Cody, who I have more of a sibling relationship with than my sister, but my sister and I are working on it(she was raised mostly by our birth mother).
    I cannot have children without serious medical intervention, so mine and my husband animals are our children. All of my cats are rescues, not adopted, but actually saved from being put to sleep and bottle fed and raised. All of our dogs are the same situation as the cats except for our chocolate lab, Grace, who is my husband's duck dog. I ordered my goslings from a hatchery in California, my initial reasoning with adding geese to our little farm was for hawk protection. I never in a million years would have thought that I would absolutely fall head over heels in love with GEESE. They are the best addition I never knew I needed and they also do a fantastic job at being hawk deterrents. Then there is Remus John, the miniature horse. He was a rescue as well. I got him from a place where he would be shot in the hips with bird shot just for being there. It took a lot of work and patience but now he is the most spoiled rotten creature you could ever meet. He stays in my pocket when I'm in his pen and he demands the attention of anyone who is in the yard, and he best get that attention or he will pout worse than a 5 yr old child.
    I work full-time at my husbands electrical business. This is new to me, I've been a house wife up until 6 months ago when his secretary took a job somewhere else. So at the time we're just testing the waters of me being a full time employee.

    That's it folks.
    I look forward to all the helpful advice and hopefully be a good contributor as well.
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  4. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

    Jun 14, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself comforable. :D
  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you're here!
  6. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Songster

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Welcome to BYC! Good for you for rescuing those poor animals. It's hard to believe people actually treat living things that way.
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  8. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

    Aug 6, 2014
    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers 1250972-eaaf72ec0adea36bcb73d03ebb09f6f1.gif
    N F C, KikisGirls, Plip and 1 other person like this.
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

    Jul 13, 2016
    My Coop
    Love love love your intro. Welcome to BYC, its amazing to have you, I can already tell you're going to be a fantastic member. Hope you settle in here great! :wee Thanks for joining and yes imma repeat myself 8) Its amazing to have you. :lol: :welcome :hugs :ya
  10. Mimi’s 13

    Mimi’s 13 fuhgettaboutit

    Jan 6, 2018
    Centre, AL
    Welcome to BYC, where it’s always time to talk chickens and geese and sometimes dogs, cats and an occasional donkey! :D As you are already aware, this site is a wealth of information and some pretty cool people, to boot. I haven’t been a BYC member very long, but I’ve been a stalker for quite some time. I’m glad you’re here.

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