Hello from Hanford CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ragdollcatlady, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Ragdollcatlady

    Ragdollcatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2011
    Hello, I'm joining you from Hanford ,CA. I got into chickens accidentally when a friend gave our kids 6 chicks. I guess you could say that we kinda went chicken crazy and soon found ourselves ankle deep in chickens. We've had chickens for about 7 years now and the kids show in 4h. As a former small animal technician, we always find ourselves with plenty of rejects for pets including a 15 year old goose with a bum foot and wing, another goose who walks all goofy and cant open her wings completely. We have several cats, 3 are special needs (the worst one was hit by a car and survived but her eyes dont really work so good anymore, and one other slow cat is the best gopher hunter you could find!) I also have 3 ragdoll cats and several stray/rescued kitties. We have couple of old rescued pound puppies and one really cool cattle dog that was headed to the pound only to steal my heart and win last years dog agility competition with my daughter at the county fair! (All cats and dogs hereare spayed and neutered, just one small contribution to better lives for these guys and no more mouths to feed for us!) We currently have about 50 chickens, my favorites being Faverolles, Silkies, Belgian Bearded D'anvers and Cochins. I like to keep marans and americanas for the colored eggs too. We have a 3 goats, 2 nigerian and a nubian, a rat, a rabbit, 3 doves, muscovies and a pair of call ducks. Oh yeah and 4 kids and a hubby too. I found this little site and got excited about all the other animal people here. I hope to make some friends here:)
    Kat the ragdoll cat lady
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Thanks for taking in the unwanted animals, bless your heart.
  3. homesteady

    homesteady Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 23, 2011
  4. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Hello, and [​IMG] from N. Calif!
  5. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  6. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hi from the Sierra foothills, California [​IMG] You've come to the right place to talk chickens [​IMG]
  7. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  8. obaan1

    obaan1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2010
    Great Lakes State
    I'm pretty sure that this forum will be a good fit for you. Welcome aboard.
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. What a great heart you have. [​IMG]
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] from SW Ohio!!

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