Hello from Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by speckledegg728, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. speckledegg728

    speckledegg728 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 14, 2016
    Rural Ohio.
    Hello from Ohio!

    I'm a first-time chicken owner from rural Ohio. I live with my boyfriend and his mother--she has been raising chickens most of her life, but has only just gotten back into raising them about a month ago.

    I never had much chance to interact with chickens until a vacation to West Virginia this past year, where the small house we stayed at had a neighboring flock of very friendly hens who came to visit at all hours! I have to say, those hens are part of what made the trip special to me, and not long after we came home we started work building a coop. It was a long and exciting process, and all the while, we were carefully picking out and naming the six chicks that would live in it. It might sound silly, but after getting to know and love chickens, it was like Christmas. :)

    Five weeks ago, our six chicks arrived healthy and peeping in the mail. They unfortunately came a little late than they were supposed to, and we feared the worst, but all was well with them. Everyone survived and we got them drinking and eating. Our cast of feathery girls consists of:

    Ginny (my girl), the Buff Brahma

    Pippa, the Speckled Sussex

    Becky, the Salmon Faverolle

    Bertie, the Silver Laced Wyandotte

    Irry, the Buckeye and

    Ronnie the Golden Comet.

    So excited to be joining a forum where I can ask questions about all things chicken. I love these girls to death and want to learn as much as I can about the proper care and keeping.

    If you read all this, thanks!

  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. Sounds like you have a very colorful flock.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, speckledegg, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community. Sounds like you are really enjoying the chicken lifestyle! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on getting your new chickens adventures started :clap Those are some lovely breeds you have there and I wish you the very best of luck with them in the future.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] Glad you chicky girls are doing well.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    No one here will think being crazy about your birds is silly! I like the breeds you chose to start with, glad to hear you are enjoying them.

    It's nice to have you here!
  8. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    Well @speckledegg728 hey there and [​IMG]
    Since you have already gotten a large amount of welcomes I will focus primarily on giving you some awesome links. Like all of these awesome members have said we really are blessed to have you as a part of our big flock. Don't worry about not being a chicken and poultry expert, but if you are committed you will be recognized as a highly educated member of out community. Make sure you find time to wander around our forum, and ask questions (dont be afraid), make sure to help people when you can, and just have a good time.
    BYC was created for people to get together and talk about their obsession... POULTRY.
    That is exactly what we do on a daily basis and we are happy to add you as a member of our flock as I said before. Instead of leaving 10 links I will leave the link to the Raising BYC thread that way you can find all your info in one place when the time comes to...
    I hope you have a wonderful day and as I say to all our new additions...
    Whether you have been on BYC for 1 year or 9 years we will always accept you into our flock.
    Thanks for joining,
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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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