Hello from Canada!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickadee-Dee, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Chickadee-Dee

    Chickadee-Dee In the Brooder

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    Hey there!
    I'm rather new to this kind of format so please bear with me. I've been following BYC for years and never thought to join until this morning for some reason.


    I am not overly new to chickens, but am still a bit of a noob and I also do not have any at the moment sadly. I used to have a small flock that was my life, but then I had to move and trying to drive across the state from one end to the other didnt seem very sustainable for a chicken. So I said good bye and they found a new home where they are very happy.
    My first chicken experience was a little spur of the moment. I was at tractor supply staring into the bins wishing I could have one but I didnt want a whole slew of them right away as I thought it would be too much of a commitment. So a lady bought the standard amount and then gave me two of them out of the kindness of her heart. And thus my chicken obsession started.
    Moon phase (cock) and Fart (hen). Were my pride and joy. I raised them in my home and even had naps with them when they hit the teenage years.
    Sadly they didnt make it past being teenagers as moon got out and a puppy decided he was a toy. I then got Fart a Rooster named Roi. He was my pride and joy, primarily because he was a grumpy boy but could not do any damage so I often gave him snuggles. Good times. He disappeared one night, but I'm sure it was a raccoon because the next few weeks or so Fart was caught and torn to pieces. I found her in such disarray AND I found the raccoon on the roof. I had a few choice words, but I decided in that moment to forgive the shit head, because it was probably hungry and was just doing what it knew to do.
    However, I was still Heartbroken so I decided to start a new flock. I found the wonderful website if meyer hatchery and ordered my first mail in chicks haha. They came pretty quickly and I remember being so exited to take them home. There was Quasimodo and Hamburger (Silver Spangled Hamburg) Big Bunny (Easter egger), Red (Rhode Island), Lydia (Buff Orpington), Oliva (cinnamon Queen) and finally my big boy Beau whom was a reject rooster because he was a bit saddy like roosters normally are.
    I do miss having chickens on the norm. So I live vicariously through Google pictures and blogs Haha. I live in a city that does not allow backyard livestock and it saddens me greatly.
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    Aside from missing my chickens, I do have three button quails, which I call my mini chickens. They arent as loving and charismatic as a chicken, but they are rather unique and adorable. I have grown to become quite fond of them.
    Theres Mama Coco (I got her after watching Coco and the name kind of stuck.), Tarragon and Sage (male). I also had two others, Basil and Parsley but they passed away at the ripe old age of 2 and 3. Female buttons dont typically have very long lives.
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    I also have 6 budgies:
    Bubblegum and Sundae
    Sherbert aka Bert and Tofu
    Avocado the lone ranger and Ferdinand aka Ferdie Berdie or Grandpa.
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    I am hoping to get back into chickens someday. But for now I have my adorable quails and silly budgies.

    Thanks for being a great community! I am excited to be apart of it!


     

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  2. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined our community of crazy poultry lovers! :lol:

    Beautiful intro! And what a lovely flock!
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Awesome intro and great pictures!!
     
  4. Wendy Case

    Wendy Case Songster

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!!
    I joined recently and I'm loving it! Everyone is so incredibly helpful and patient. Lol. I am pretty new to this addiction!!!:lau Your intro is interesting and sad too. Sorry you can't have a flock where you are. Love your photos! I used to have budgie and cockatiels when I lived in the UK, and had to rehome them before moving to the States 20 years ago. Your photos brought back happy memories. :welcome:yesss:
     
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Make yourself at home here! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful pictures of your birds:)
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  7. puffypoo

    puffypoo Like Machine

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    Welcome to BYC! And what lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing :)
     
  8. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Crowing

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    welcome to BYC great place here

    nice to see another Canadian here :)
     
  9. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    very pretty birds
     
  10. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them. :)

    You sure got some very cute birds! <3

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
     

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