Hello From Illinois!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FeatherFox, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. FeatherFox

    FeatherFox New Egg

    Feb 12, 2016
    Hello! My name is Sofia, and I am 14. I have a horse named Nikki D (yes, I know, funny name, but I wasn't the one who named him) who I ride dressage with. I also have a Siberian cat named Leo who is my fluffy BFF. We also have two dogs, but I am more of a cat person. I am new to chickens, but I have been watching this form for about a year and a half before I joined today. My mom and I have wanted chickens for a long time, and in September we got three day-old RIR pullets from Cackle Hatchery who should begin laying soon. Dad was not into the idea of getting chickens at first, but once he learned how many eggs RIRs lay, he became a chicken supporter, too. I'm hoping to get more chickens soon, because three doesn't feel like enough now that I know how much fun they are! Unfortunately, we have a small backyard, but there are no restrictions on chickens where I live, even within city limits. Even roosters are allowed, but I would not want to bother anyone.

    P.S. My username is a playoff of Microsoft Firefox
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Sofia, welcome to BYC.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Sofia and [​IMG] -glad to have you join us. Its good that the whole family is enthusiastic about keeping chickens and fresh eggs is a treat not so many people have the luxury of experiencing. I'm sure you can't wait for that first egg eh?

    All the best
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Sofia. Glad you decided to join our flock. My family and I are fond of cats as well and have 5 of them. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    I'm impressed. You seem quite active with your animals.

    Dressage...quite a fancy style of riding. Care to tell us about
    it? How did you come to be interested in that?


  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Sofia, very nice to meet you. A lot of chicken folks are going without roosters, many are more trouble than they are worth. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  8. 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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