Hello Fellow Cluckers from Central California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blueeheeler, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Blueeheeler

    Blueeheeler Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2016
    Patterson CA
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We started researching chicks for about 2 years and finally in April we were ready when the nursery was ready.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We decided on 6 just in case the unthinkable happened, we still have 6 [​IMG]

    (3) What breeds do you have? We ended up with 2 ameraucana and 4 cross breed I assume since I cannot identify them as of yet... They are white with red combs ear lobes yellow feet brown eggs.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I have been lurking for a while and decided finally to sign up.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? We have a Koi pond that is going to grow come spring, it's ready for more space as our fish are quite large.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I am married to a wonderful man. I stay home to care for the house and dogs 5 of them and chickens, fish. He has many hobbies far too many to list but his favorite is wood working. We have been married 22 years 4 kids 4 grands so far with more to come. I crochet when I can during the colder months and enjoy it very much.

    I am so very pleased to have found this forum and look forward to talking and meeting a few of you members
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. It's good to hear that your flock remains intact - that should give you confidence for expansion plans next spring, I'd imagine [​IMG]

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=learning+centre and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you

    All the best
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Do you raise Blue Heelers, working dogs, or for show?
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  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for the nice intro and thank you for joining us!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Blueeheeler, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! :)
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have!
  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are blessed with a beautiful family.

    I have a red heeler, great dog. [​IMG] His mom was a blue and his dad was a red. Although he isn't tri colored his fur is so beautiful, some 1/2 red & 1/2 blue. But lets not forget the white under coat. We don't use him for working. And although he would like to taste a little chick, he is a good protector of our flock and home. Scary things don't back him down, just make him more determined.

    I used to live in the valley (Visalia / Bakersfield), I'm thinking Patterson is around the Fresno area?
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  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! Nice intro, I hope you enjoy BYC and best wishes! [​IMG]
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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