Hello everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nicaragua, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Chirping

    Jun 17, 2019
    French Alps
    Hi there, happy to join the community from way over in the French Alps :)

    As I'm generally not much good with presentations, here are my answers to your fantastic template.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I had a couple of hens a while back, but moved to a flat and had to rehome them.
    We bought an old farmhouse in december that we are currently renovating, complete with a brick coop, and I treated myself to my first pullets for my birthday in march.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    At the moment I have eight hens, one roo and seven chicks.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    A couple of german faverolles.
    Silkie (whoops, forgot about her and had to edit)
    A sort of mixed breed easter egger.
    French heritage breeds : Gournay, Marans.
    Two bantam cochins.
    The chicks are all splash bantam cochins except for one golden salmon marans.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Yummy fresh eggs, obviously, and also just watching them scratch around the garden, soooo relaxing!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Animals, in all shapes and sizes.
    And at the moment I am very into the work we are doing on our new home :)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We have a cat, and an adorable two year old Cane Corso who does very well with her new feathered friends, she just loves hanging out with them.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?
    Basically, looking up stuff on google, french resources are very poor and forums are not very active, but you guys are an awesome chickcylopedia, I'm so happy to join the community!
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - Europe

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  3. mesalina87

    mesalina87 Songster

    Apr 14, 2019
    South Central PA
    Hello and welcome to the flock. Pull up a chair and learn about all things chicken! :wee
  4. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Chirping

    Jun 17, 2019
    French Alps
    Thanks for the welcome guys!

    Here are a few pics of my happy bunch :) The faverolle rooster doesn't look like much at the moment, he's going through his awkward teenage phase, but he is ever so sweet and has the most loveable temperament.

    The silkie enjoyed the cherries just a little bit too much... IMG_20190601_082016.jpg

    Our pup during one of her favorite occupations, hanging out with her mates.

    Our pup with the day-old marans chick who loved to snuggle up to her, she was heartbroken when we put him with his surrogate mum on day 3. IMG_20190612_110013.jpg

    My welcome committee. IMG_20190524_162112.jpg
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Great pics - thanks for sharing
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  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have Lots of FUN! :wee
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    A brick coop?!! I'd LOVE to see pictures of that too!
    Here is my SF rooster. He's hates me but I like him well enough!
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  10. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Chirping

    Jun 17, 2019
    French Alps
    Thank you all for the warm welcome!
    @DobieLover your rooster is amazing, mine looks like a (very tall) bunch of rags next to him, but hopefully we'll get there some day, he is only 6 months old after all :D
    I'll try to snap a few nice pics of the coop when the weather turns definitely good, it was probably built in the 50s' and needs a good renovation, but its' still standing strong.
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