Hello from Northern New York

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by squirt26, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. squirt26

    squirt26 Hatching

    Apr 11, 2016
    Northern New York
    Hello everyone :)
    I am from Northern New York and started with chickens and a few ducks last spring. After a ton of research and lurking on the BYC site, I bought eight chickens and three ducks (sadly, the two female ducks "ran away"). And not long after, I rescued a chicken (I thought from loneliness but turned out to be from an inattentive owner who let a case of Scaly Leg Mites get way out of hand). Eleanor quickly became my favorite and the mother hen, lol, once she was fully recovered.
    I caught the bug again this spring and walked out of Tractor Supply with five friends for Squirt (my lone duck) and decided to try some Bantams. My little sister also talked me into buying a little incubator so she could hatch some eggs, I fear the three that hatched are all cockerels though.
    So chicken math has caught up with me (with a little help from several zealous children) and I figured it was time to join the community I had been siphoning information out of for so long. So that's me, with six ducks, 22 chickens (soon to be a few less once the chicks are old enough to know the males for certain :( ), and a laundry list of reasons this is a good idea for the family.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Oh wow it seems you have caught the bug!! That's quite a flock you have now. How nice of you to take in Eleanor in and get her well agian. I'm sure she really appreciated this.

    Wishing you the very best of luck in the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us. Chicken maths is probably the most fun, chronic condition to endure, so sit back and make yourself at home. Nobody will ever tell you you have too many chickens on this site! [​IMG]

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. squirt26

    squirt26 Hatching

    Apr 11, 2016
    Northern New York
    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome [​IMG] It has definitely been a learning experience so far but worth every mini heart attack and rushed search just to find out there was no cause for concern. CTKen, if only my family had the same view, but they never complain about the fresh eggs!
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
  8. southernyankee2

    southernyankee2 Hatching

    Apr 12, 2016
    Hi there. I wanted to stop by and chat a bit. I used to live in Glens Falls, where are you located?? Kinda miss the country up there, but not the snow. I don't think I bounce any more.........lol Still have a cousin that lives there, I talk to her now and then, but she still works. I'm retired the last 3 years, been a widow since 2006. I'm real new at this, don't even have any chickens, but thought this would be a good place to start. I hope to learn a lot from a lot of folks and looking forward to meeting a lot too. Take care and holler back.

    The Yankee

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