Hello from a new member in NJ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MaverickNJ, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. MaverickNJ

    MaverickNJ Hatching

    Mar 14, 2017
    (1) I am not new to chickens as I grew up with them but my current flock is MY first flock.

    (2-3) I currently have 7 Speckled Sussex chicks with the capacity in my coop to go up to 15. Probably just going to stick with the 7 for now.

    (4) I first found BYC while conducting a Google search trying to find information on raising chicks. This task had always been done by my parents and I just got to play with them! I started by trolling around the posts looking for what I needed, then decided to join because we all have one thing in common. Our love for fowl things :cd. It seems like a great forum and I am happy to be with you and I also look forward to learning from all the people with much more experience than I!

    (5) Other hobbies include camping, fishing, hiking, sugaring, spartan racing; basically, anything that can be done outdoors! All these activities are done with my family and we have an amazing time.

    (6) I am a carpenter by trade but am now a Facilities Director in a NYC College. My wife and I have 3 kids; 7 YO girl, 5 YO boy, and a 3 YO girl. We have 2 dogs, a chihuahua/dachshund mix and a Brittany spaniel. Both are just great pets.

    Glad to be here and look forward to learning! I hope to be able to contribute one day! Thanks for reading... Have a wonderful day!

  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Crowing

    Mar 7, 2011
    Finger Lakes, NY
    Welcome to the chicken addicts site! [​IMG] Sounds like you are a busy guy, you will find chickens very relaxing. They are great psychotherapy - cheep too! [​IMG]
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under MaverickNJ [​IMG] Welcome!

    Thank you for a lovely introduction; nice to meet you.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great to have you here.

    Best wishes
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Just last month Sussex were featured on the Chicken Breed Focus thread, you might enjoy reading through it: post #1

    The SS are one of my favorite breeds, hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine!
  7. MaverickNJ

    MaverickNJ Hatching

    Mar 14, 2017
    Thank you,all, for such a warm welcome. Excited to be here!

    NFC, thanks for the hyperlink to the SS post!

    Teila, thanks for the directions to my local BYC page. Awesome!

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    WOW a carpenter [​IMG]. That's the next best thing to being an avian vet. Glad to have you join the flock. [​IMG] I bet your coop is one-in-a-million. Any photos?[​IMG]
  9. GaChicklette

    GaChicklette In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2017
    Rockmart, Georgia
    Welcome Maverick---and I'm guessing you'll be able to provide some of us newer to chicks with some wisdom....or at least advice!

  10. MaverickNJ

    MaverickNJ Hatching

    Mar 14, 2017

    I am ashamed to say I purchased my first coop :th. My rationale was that once I fully understand what the ladies need and what accoutrements would make my life easier, then I would build the "Taj-Ma-coop." I figure I am only going to get 1 or 2 seasons from this TSC coop so I have a 1 or 2 year learning curve to settle into.

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