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Hello, from Garden Valley, CA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Finnoula, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Finnoula

    Finnoula Hatching

    Jan 30, 2009
    I've had chickens for several years now and still have a lot to learn - ongoing process, I know. I have 5 hens and 2 roosters. I've got 2 Rhode Islands, a Speckled Sussex, 2 Australorps and 2 rescues - Leghorn hybrids from a local poultry farm that were heading for the grinder. They were miserable looking, but you should see them now - beautiful and amazingly they moved to the top of the pecking order at first introduction to the other hens.

    Found out about BackyardChickens through some poultry publications I subscribe to.

    My big interest, other than hanging out with my chickens, is the work I do with a wildlife rescue organization in my area. Birds, of course are my special focus.

    A kind of endearing and personal fact I'd like to share is the special relationship that exists between my small dog and my large rooster, the Australorp. They hang out in the garden together and you can find them on a sunny day, lysing side by side.

    Looking forward to learning a lot!
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Songster

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]

    You will find lots of good chicken topics here!! Also lots of good (and funny) people!!!

    Again, Welcome!!

  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  5. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    Beautiful country you live in up North. I have a friend in Nevada City and have taken the scenic route home a few times through your neck of the woods. Nice to have other Californians here.

    Welcome to BYC.
  6. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    from Old Town, Maine
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
  8. That is cute about the dog and rooster!
  9. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Welcome! I'm not too far from you in Auburn. Who do you do the wildlife rescue through? I have taken some classes but havent started any rescue yet. Cool about your dog and Australorp. My two australorp hens are my friendliest and let my dogs get close to them but they arent buddies hehehee


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