Hello fellow chicken lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SilverPhoenix, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Hi everyone!

    I just joined this site, though I've been meaning to for a long time. I'm twenty-one years old, pre-vet, and totally passionate about chickens and poultry! I've been raising chickens since I was about ten years old and one of my friends got me into the hobby. She had a large flock that her mother raised for eggs, and we were out catching feral roosters for fun at a local feed store and I fell in love with the last rooster we caught. It all went downhill from there! I used to have over one hundred chickens because my bantams were breeding in the brush like crazy, but I lost a few too many birds that way and moved them into a coop for their safety. My coop is currently about twenty-five feet long, fifteen feet wide, and has a large shed on the end that serves as my chicken house. My birds are quite content with their arrangements, though I'd always love more ideas to make it more fun and interesting for them in there.

    I'm especially passionate about bantams (just got into seramas, and I'm very excited about this) and ornamental breeds. [​IMG] I wish I could keep exotic pheasants, but alas I don't have a separate run and can't afford one at the moment. In the future, I want to get into that, though. All my chickens are kept as pets, have names, are tame and spoiled and loved, and I just adore them! Some of them I've had for ten years or more. I just lost one of my roosters after a good ten years with him, so that's unfortunate, but he had a wonderful ten years of life. If you're curious about what I have in my flock, see my signature!

    I hope to get to know many of you, share lots of pictures and stories of my birds, offer advice if I can, and learn some new things! [​IMG]
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma. Glad to have you here. I think you'll enjoy meeting everyone, there are a lot of helpful and very nice people here.

    We all love pictures and stories.
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington state! You have a HUGE coop! 25x15? No wonder you have so many chickens! lol
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Thanks, both of you! And yes, danielle82, it is quite a large run! The henhouse itself adds another seven or eight feet of length, too. [​IMG] Everyone but my seramas (who are in the garage in a 4' x 3' x 1' cage until it gets warmer and I can try to integrate them into the coop) live in there peacefully enough, though the ducks and guinea fowl can be a bit bossy to newcomers. I like letting my birds out a few times a week to free range around the yard, too, which they absolutely love.
  5. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] from Alaska [​IMG]

    Thanks for joining us....

    Look forward to pictures & posts from you.
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    St.Charles, QC
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Hello from California! [​IMG]

  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! A pre-vet! Congratulations! You'll fit in sooooooo well on this forum. ENJOY!!! [​IMG]

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