hello from a welsh girl in Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Welsh Chick, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Welsh Chick

    Welsh Chick Hatching

    Jan 30, 2009
    Hi there everyone! Have just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. My hubby and I are just about 2 years into our chicken adventure and currently have 6 girls and a boy (Ernie). We started off with two 'hens' purchased from a man on the side of a country road who obviously saw my husband coming. Lucy and Ethel came home and every morning we would run down expectantly to the coop ready to collect our lovely fresh eggs. About 6 months later and no eggs, we were sitting on our deck one morning and heard the dreaded "cock-a-doodle-do". Once the fighting began, we had to send one of the boys off to live at a friend's farm, Ethel became Ernie and we tried again. Last summer we suffered multiple raccoon attacks and lost some very sweet birds before we figured out what was going on, however, fingers crossed, we seem to be on a roll now with our happy, laying hens (and Ernie!). We also have 6 dogs and are looking at branching out into mini goats [​IMG]
  2. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    Howdy and welcome to the group! Sounds like our start, we lost the first TWO flocks to predators but we've learned now and we're going strong. Watch out, these people will have you hatching eggs and branching out into 50 different chicken breeds. They are bad, bad enabling people! LOL!
  3. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    [​IMG] Welcome, from a fellow Texan [​IMG] What part of Texas are you in? I'm very new to chickens and the people on this site have been a wealth of information and help. [​IMG]
  4. byrandom

    byrandom Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Terrell, TX
    Watch out! We're taking over. [​IMG]
  5. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    Ethel became Ernie

    We had one Easter-egger who was named Penny and became Abe​
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Oh you poor dear, from Wales to Texas?>?>?>?>? OUCH!! Well, I hope it's at least in the hill country! (Yes I've lived there, and all you Texans just HUSH!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] )

    Welcome anyway!!! [​IMG] Very pleased to meet you!! [​IMG] and hope you enjoy visiting us here at BYC!!
  7. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Hi Welsh Chick,

    I m also Welsh. But still in Wales....lol.

    Welcome to BYC,

  8. JustChicky

    JustChicky Songster

    Feb 14, 2008
    East Texas
    Hi Welsh Chick. [​IMG]

    You will love it here! This forum has tons of info (and funny stuff), thanks to it's very friendly members. Have fun.

    Do you have pictures of your chickens that you can share?
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    [​IMG] Glad to have ya!
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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