Hello fellow chicken lovers! I'm new here :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HLee425, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. HLee425

    HLee425 New Egg

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    My name is Heather. My husband and I recently purchased land in Melrose, Florida and are really learning what it's like to run our own farm. I think our cats and Schnauzer-mix Bella are loving this new adventure even more than us...

    I grew up on a 30-acre hobby farm in McAlpin, where my parents still live today. My childhood best friends were horses, goats, and a chicken, Big Bird. It wasn't until after I went off to college, though, that my mom began to raise chickens (empty nest syndrome?), and I must admit, now she's got me hooked. This summer, I chose an adorable little recently-hatched Bantam Cochin chick from her brooder and named him Igor. I knew right away that he would be the leader of my flock. To say he has a lot of attitude is an understatement! But true to his breed, he is a sweetheart of a guy. My mom also gave me 2 Bantam Cochin hens to keep Igor company. Shortly after, in our first attempt to purchase "laying hens" at a McAlpin auction, we bid on some RIR pullets/cockerels... still to be determined.

    This week, during another visit to my parents' farm, I could not resist doubling my flock. What can I say? I'm addicted. My mom gave me 3 Bantam Seramas that she hatched 4-5 weeks ago. They are so cute and tiny!! Also, to fulfill my wish for laying hens, I got 4 Java chicks (approximately 2 months old) from a friend of my mom's who breeds them. We are very excited to be raising such a rare, beautiful and endangered breed. So that makes 13 chickens, no layers yet... but stay tuned.

    Thanks Backyard Chickens for letting me share :)

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Wow, you do sound excited! I would be too what with such a nice set up you have there. You are going to love BYC! Great place for learning and just plain having fun.

    So glad you could join!
     
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  3. DelBlueHen

    DelBlueHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! The people here are THE BEST! [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan, glad you joined in [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Nice coop set up, pretty little flock.
     

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