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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AnserMater, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. AnserMater

    AnserMater In the Brooder

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    I finally decided to join this site after a few months of becoming a poultry owner, because this site has been absolutely necessary in learning all about what to do in order to have the happiest, healthiest chickens.

    I've always felt a special connection with birds. My love of farm-birds began when I was 16, I spent 28 days hatching out 2 beautiful baby ducks, Ooccoo and Anser, after researching all about them for 2 weeks. Imprinting has been a fascination of mine, and Ducks and Geese are my all time favorite animals (if I had to choose). Unfortunately, I was only 16, and was not experienced in building coops. after 3 months of having them inside, they outgrew my mom's tolerance for poop-size (I didn't know about duck diapers back then), and I had to build a pen outback. This led to my two adored friends being eaten by a raccoon a month later. I was devastated and skipped school the rest of the week to mourn, but the time I had with them was joyous and magical. I still think about them all the time.

    Now, 5 years later, I have decided to own poultry once more. I've found myself in the possession of 6 chickens, and a tiny Tom turkey. I have 4 brown chinese geese hatching eggs on the way (I'm excited to make a post about the hatching process), and might take on another duck. They roam free in my large back yard (and sleep in an especially reinforced coop) and a dog that watches them all and loves spending time with them.

    So thank you for taking your time to read, and I look forward to finally being a part of this community after reading all of your posts for a while! I'm going to make a separate post for an incident that happened to one of my chickens that I'm going to need some help with.

    Chickens:
    1.) Dr. Peeps (White Silkie Pullet)
    2.) King Reginold AKA Regina (Blue Silkie Pullet)
    3.) Steely Dan (Blue Silkie Cockerel)
    4.) Quoth (Black Star Pullet)
    5.) Binkie (Araucana Chick)
    6.) Borpo (Buff Orpington Chick)

    Turkey:
    1.) Franklin the Bronze Turkey poult.

    Dog:
    1.) Toki Wartooth the mutt
     

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Nice collection. :thumbsup
     
  4. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Songster

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us.
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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