Hello Everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by XIIIHens, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. XIIIHens

    XIIIHens In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2018
    Salt Lake City
    Hello! My name is Audrey and I live in the Salt Lake Valley.
    This month marks the third anniversary of adding backyard chickens to my life. I still have all five members of my original flock and they are all happy, healthy, going strong and giving me more eggs a week than I know what to do with.
    Over the course of those three years I have added to those first five (because chicken math) and I now have 9 full grown ladies and two chicks in the broder along with two ducklings (because chickens are a gateway drug). I have a very mixed group with Barred Plymouth Rocks, , Orpington, Ameraucanas, Sumatra, Welsummer, Australorp, Oliver Egger and now a Silkie and Sultan. My daily egg basket is a rainbow!
    I ended up having chickens on a total whim. I didn't really know what I was getting into or where it would lead, but I have to admit that it was one of the best whims I've ever acted on.
    I love my flock. I love that just by watching them do their chicken thing of scratching and pecking around in the yard makes me ridiculously happy. I love that because of chickens I have been encouraged to spend a lot of time outside improving my yard, being creative and building better coops and better enclosures, doing all kinds of things I didn't think I could do or was even interested in. Chickens have taught me a lot about me.
    I have been lurking around the Backyard Chickens website ever since I came home with my first chicks. I have gotten so much information and advice from all your posts. Thank you!
    I decided that I should go ahead and become an oficial memeber now that I know a bit about these birds in the hopes that I can help someone as much as you've all helped me.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
  2. Chicks 'n ducks

    Chicks 'n ducks Songster

    Jan 23, 2018
    Northern Colorado
    Welcome to BYC! make yourself at home! Your flock seems awesome :thumbsup
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  4. Littlebirdfarms

    Littlebirdfarms Songster

    Apr 11, 2018
    Welcome to the flock.
  5. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

    Nov 5, 2017
    :thumbsup :welcome
  6. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

    Sep 19, 2017
    Southern California
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    Greetings XIIIHens, Welcome to BYC! :frow
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello Audrey and welcome to BYC

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

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

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  9. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello Audrey, welcome to the flock!! You’ve definitely caught the bug :gig It’s great to have you here :thumbsup
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Audrey :frow Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Great to have you here with us. Enjoy BYC as much as we do! :)
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