Hello from Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tsmith1499, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2011
    Mount Airy, MD.
    My name is Tom and my wife's name is Beth. My wife and I decided to get some chickens to play with so here we are. She likes the more unusual chickens so we now have 3 red Silkies and 2 gray Silkies. She is looking at getting some Poilish as soon as she decides on what color whe wants. I am in the process of building a bigger coop so that there is room for any FUTURE additions to the flock so I don't have to make additions to the coop!! LOL I have read enough posts here to know to make it BIG the first time. I am lucky enough to have a friend that just retired from the USDA and has a Ph.D. in Poultry Science, so I have a good backup for problems. He also has about 400 of his own flock!!

    We are both Superintendants of a feature at our county fair called Old MacDonalds Barn, Milking Parlor and Birthing Center, where we have a variety of animals and try and educate the public on farm animals and their use in our area. It is very fun and interesting.
    So, on the the list of questions.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes and no. I had chickens in Jr high school as an FFA project. My wife has never had anything but a dog. Chickens were aquired on 9/18/2011

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Google search

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Me - Antique tractor restoration, street rods, racing, fishing, snorkling.
    My Wife - mostly the same as me with the addition of Cross stitching, knitting, collecting pottery.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    We have 2 dogs. One is a Treeing Walker Coonhound, and the other is a Jack Russell, Springer Spaniel, dad was a travelling salesman mix. Both are rescues.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Sounds like you are assembling a very interesting flock! Best of luck on your new ventures and glad to have you here.

  3. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] [​IMG], neighbor! I'm in Howard County. Where in Maryland do you live?
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    [​IMG] Hello and welcome!! Enjoy your time here, your flock, and come visit us often! [​IMG]
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, Tom and [​IMG]. Best of luck with your silkies and have fun on BYC!! [​IMG]
  7. tsmith1499

    tsmith1499 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2011
    Mount Airy, MD.
    Marcymom, we are in Mount Airy. About halFway between Mount Airy and Damascus. If you know the area, I live next door to Rock Hill Orchard.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  8. bowlingsf

    bowlingsf New Egg

    Sep 2, 2011
    Welcome from down south in Arkansas! It sounds like you have excellent resources!!
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. I haven't seen a walker coon hound in years. My grandfather had a few when I was a child because they were his favorite breed to hunt with. They're very intelligent dogs [​IMG] Congrats on your chickens & good luck [​IMG]

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