Hello from Melbourne, Australia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CluckySam, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. CluckySam

    CluckySam Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 10, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia

    I am (obviously) new [​IMG] to the forum, after lurking around for a few weeks. My name is Sam, I am a teacher (Gr 6) and I live in Melbourne, Australia with my hubbie, 1 DS (9yrs), 1 DD (6yrs), 2 cats and 7 new arrivals to our house since Sunday: 5 Barnevelder and 2 Gold-pencilled Hamburg pullets (about 12 weeks old). We are new to backyard chickens, but already have spent many hours watching them scratch around the pen, peck each others backsides and wrestle over who gets to sleep in the corner of the coop. We love our chooks! Still working on their names, but the Hamburgs are called Princess (thanks to my daughter for that name...) and Wonky Wanda (who has a wonky tail). One of the Barnevelders is called Marisa (my son chose this name...) I have really enjoyed eavesdropping on the forum, so I thought it was about time I joined up.

    Sam [​IMG]
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] from the state of Indiana in the U.S.!
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from UT!
  5. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Welcome from Arkansas! I've heard 2 new words comeing from Australia & New Zeland. What are "chooks",Baby chickens? What are Brown Shavers? Are they the same as a breed here in the U. S.? Very curious!
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Never mind,I looked it up. A Browm shaver is a commercial chicken house breed. A "chook" is just slang for chicken. Learn something new every day!

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    [​IMG] from Virginia!
  9. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
  10. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2009
    New Zealand
    Wow there's aussies in here too!!! I'm new as well
    Anyways, [​IMG]

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