Hello From Northern California!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Showjumperstar, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Showjumperstar

    Showjumperstar Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    Tehama County, California
    Hey there! I'm Jess. Because my creative juices aren't flowing well today, I am using the template given (which I am ever so thankful for)! I'm looking forward to meeting you all in the forums!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am new to chickens and ducks. I raised some for a livestock nutrition class, but they weren't mine, so I couldn't reap the benefits. We started our new feather family in February 2016.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We had 8 chicks when we first started, but sadly after a month, they were killed by one of our dogs. We recently got 10 more chicks and then 4 ducklings.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    For hens we have 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes, 2 Light Brown Leghorns, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 4 New Hampshire Reds.
    We also have 4 Khaki Campbells, but when we are able to identify what gender they are, we'll have to rehome one or two of them.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I was looking up information for the new flock and this was one of the top sites Google had on the search.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I am a filmmaker, photographer, horse trainer, reader, writer, gamer...basically I'm an everything enthusiast!

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I live with my parents and brother on a farm. We have three dogs, four cats, two horses, and of course our newest members, the featherkids. I'm a media operations specialist at a company nearby. I make promotional videos and also design ads for events the company hosts. I graduated from film school December 2015.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Jess and [​IMG] - great to have you join us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area, which can be helpful (just type the name of your state in the search box).

    All the best
  3. Showjumperstar

    Showjumperstar Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    Tehama County, California
    Thanks! :D
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Please keep an eye on the dogs.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. Showjumperstar

    Showjumperstar Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 25, 2016
    Tehama County, California
    Thank you, and this site has been an immense help so far. Trust me, we reinforced everything to keep her out. We looked away for one minute, and that's all it took. We're not very pleased with her still. Stubborn little brat she is!

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