Hello from Gilbert, Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TTaylor1977, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. TTaylor1977

    TTaylor1977 New Egg

    Nov 22, 2015
    Hello -

    Please forgive me if this is another "new introduction". I literally can't remember if I have introduced myself yet or not. (Joys of getting old). My name is Trinity and I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my husband and two girls. I am a certified veterinary technician by trade and have worked in the field for 22 + years. With that being said I knew NOTHING about chickens. I have always worked with dogs and cats.

    Everything about them has been a learning experience for me and there has been some hard lessons for sure.

    We got our first three chickens about a year ago. (Annie Oakley - Silver Laced Wyandotte, Spicy Nugget and Big Red - Rhode Island Reds)

    They are great layers and quite friendly.

    Our flock right now consists of the above mentioned plus 4 Australorps, 1 Silkie (who I think maybe male), 2 Black Sex Links, and a Cochin.

    I've always been a big believer in nutrition for my pets and I am very interested in providing the best foods for my chickens as that will come right back to us in the eggs.

    Along with their premium poultry crumble I also provide them with a steady source of super worms and I make what I refer to as "chicken chop"


    Today's "chop" was a mixture of spinach, kale, red leaf lettuce, red kale, cilantro, carrots red/orange/yellow bell peppers, strawberries, bananas, apples, blueberries, brown rice (cooked), coconut oil, and black solider fly larvae (Tasty Grubs). I take all of these things and put them thru the food processor and then everything is mixed together and served. I make a large amount as I don't have time to do this on a daily basis. In the summer time I like to offer this as a frozen treat to help cool them down.

    I am always interested in learning new things and find backyard chickens to be extremely helpful.
    I appreciate you taking the time to read my post.

    Take Care
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Trinity, glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. You may like checking out the Learning Center, it's a great start for chicken newbies - or refresher for those who need it.

    I think I would skip the larvae bit [​IMG]- but then I am squeamish.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Trinity and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us.

    Joining your state thread will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.


    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I bet your birds go nuts over the chicken chop...all sorts of tasty (to them) goodies in it.

    Thanks for joining us, make yourself at home here!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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