Hello from central ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlvarezAcres, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. AlvarezAcres

    AlvarezAcres Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 16, 2016
    Ostrander, Ohio
    Hi there, long time lurker that finally set up an account. I have had a small mixed flock for about a year, looking to add to it next spring and also try out some meat birds. I am near the Delaware area.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas and :welcome! Happy to have you in our flock! Best wishes in the future as you grow your flock! The various forums will be here to assist you with any questions you might have. Also, if you would like to chat with fellow Ohioans, find your state thread in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Best wishes and thank you for joining our community! :)
  3. N F C

    N F C home again! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here! Before you add new birds to your flock, read up on isolation and integration (there are articles on those topics in the Learning Center). Isolation will keep your flock healthy and an integration process can ease the new birds into the flock with little drama.

    Good luck to you!
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Many of us were lurkers before joining up, myself included :D Good luck with adding new flock members next spring. Do you have ideas on what breeds?

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  5. AlvarezAcres

    AlvarezAcres Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 16, 2016
    Ostrander, Ohio
    Thanks all! Breed wise I currently have a couple brahmas, marans, polish, and EEs. Next year doing more EEs and marans, and going to test drive 2 new breeds. Currently considering golden comets, but drooling over the entire Meyer hatchery catalog. I like the personality of the brahmas, but mine took a long time to get to laying, and they eat like horses. I have one chunk muffin that egg bound her first egg, and I had to get up close and personal to help her out. She has recovered nicely, but that was about the final strike for the brahmas. My polish are mean little napoleons, and like to chase my cat. Fun to watch, but not a good personal fit.
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! Best wishes!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  9. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC.
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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