Hello from North FL!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaintedFeatherHomestead, May 15, 2019.

  1. PaintedFeatherHomestead

    PaintedFeatherHomestead In the Brooder

    May 14, 2019
    Hi my name is Amanda!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I've had chickens off and on for the last 7 years.

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

    Around 50, half are chicks that range anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months old.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Cuckoo Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Splash Marans, Black Jersey Giants, Black Sexlinks, ISA Browns, Easter Eggers, White Leghorns, California Greys, Cream Legbars and Bantam Cochins.
    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?

    I love the fresh eggs and knowing they come from out own chickens. I have grown pretty attached to a few of my girls and my roos. I really enjoy watching them free range, especially in the afternoons with the right lighting, it's beautiful.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I also have James Marie Jumbo Brown Pharoah quail, and my husband and I have an organic garden. I am a tomatoe enthusiast Right now, we've got about 15 different heirloom varieties we are growing.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    My family and I live on 7 acres in North Central FL. We are proud Gator Fans! We have 1 dog and 4 senior cats.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    I have used BYC many times for useful information.......and my husband is tired of hearing me talk about chickens lol.
  2. Welcome to BYC! So happy you decided to join our community. This is a great place to learn and share experiences.
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  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have Lots of FUN! :wee
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Amanda, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    That sounds like a very beautiful flock. Would you care to share some pictures?
  5. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!​
  6. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    :frow Hi there! So glad you joined! I love growing tomatoes too, but it's challenging where I live, but that makes it fun!
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good morning, and welcome to BYC.
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Amanda, so glad you joined the flock :jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop

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