Hello fellow Backyardigans...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EPChick, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. EPChick

    EPChick In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone! I'm getting into backyard chicken-ing in El Paso, Texas! I'm a newbie to it all!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Spent last summer chicken-sitting for my mom's backyard flock and we just got our own chicks on Friday (5 days in to the adventure!)

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 4 Ameracauna chicks @about 3 weeks old.

    (3) What breeds do you have? Only the Ameracauna for now, but keeping an eye out for other breeds available in the area, especially Rhode Island Reds.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I decided the best place to start was reading Modern Farmer's Raising Backyard Chickens for Dummies.
    Highly entertaining!
    https://modernfarmer.com/2014/07/raising-backyard-chickens-dummies/

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I teach middle school English so BOOKS are a thing. My other hobbies include arguing with my 8 yr old lawyer and chasing behind my toddler picking Goldfish crackers off the floor.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    It's important to me that my kids grow up learning where food comes from, even in our urban environment. As a chef's "widow", we get lots of opportunities to try new things when my partner is experimenting with new dishes and farm-to-table ideas at home. The kids are very excited for our new "pets"...our current pets, a Pibble and Frenchie are not-so-excited but they'll get used to it! haha
     
  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Great intro! Welcome to the flock! There's loads of helpful, knowledgable members who are always on hand to give a friendly word of advice if you need it. I hope you enjoy the site as much as we all do :D
     
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Terrific intro, thanks for joining us!

    Here's a link to the TX state thread if you'd like to 'meet' other members in your general area:Texas

    Make yourself at home!
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Very nice introduction!

    The hens will follow your toddler around too if gold fish crackers are being dropped!
     
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  6. EPChick

    EPChick In the Brooder

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    They already know I'm the breakfast bringer. I opened the bathroom door and they all flew straight OUT of their bin and followed me to the feed bag. Adorable!
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under EPChick :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You may be interested in these links:
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Backyardigans - :wootLove it !!:welcome
     
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  9. EPChick

    EPChick In the Brooder

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    haha thanks!
     
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  10. droy1028

    droy1028 Chirping

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    Welcome! Great introduction! Looks like we have the same tastes in chickens. I have 6 Ameraucana, as well as a RIR. Hope you enjoy the community!
     
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