Hello from central Virginia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dainyx, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. dainyx

    dainyx In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2019
    Hello! My name is Jordan, I am 18, and I have been raising my fowl since age 16. Since I am fairly new to raising chickens, I figured signing up here would be a good idea (for help, advice, etc.), so here I am now!

    I first got my chickens from an AP biology class in high school (we had to raise a chicken and study its behavior as it grew, and I decided to take mine and a friend's home), and have helped keep them healthy and well fed since then. One is a plymouth rock, one is a buff orpington, and I recently was handed a silver-laced wyandotte from a friend. I also have a white coturnix quail (though she seems to have some health issues concerning her growth).

    My favorite parts of raising backyard chickens would be:
    - not having to shop for eggs as often
    - seeing them grow into their big-chick feathers
    - the parental warmth you get from spoiling them and keeping them healthy.

    Some other hobbies of mine would be art, science, and cosmetics. I also deeply enjoy gardening and caring for insects and other

    My other pets consist of (keep in mind, I have a family that I live with, so I'm not the only individual caring for these animals):
    - three cats
    - seven ferrets
    - a bearded dragon
    - two rats
    - and a simply uncountable amount of garden snails.
  2. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

    Jan 4, 2019
    NE USA
    Welcome to BYC!
    I have a flock of six!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Wow with all those critters, you are going to need a Ft.Knox coop and run, to keep them alive. Everything LOVES to eat chicken.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    ps When you give a like to someone's post, you get one too. It all mounts up

    SORRY I just found out that is an erroneous statement. I was mistaken.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  5. Welcome to backyard chickens!
    I hope you enjoy your time here.
    Ps; maybe the chickens would help you with the snail problem....
  6. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello Jordan,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us.
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Jordan, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I raised ferrets but never 7 at once!
  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Jordan and welcome to BYC.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Jordan :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

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