Hello From Onslow County NC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crazychickenlady724, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. crazychickenlady724

    crazychickenlady724 In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I got into chickens on March 3, 2016. It was the one year anniversary of my son's death and I found myself in TSC and depressed. There were chicks and ducklings. So, on a whim I bought six chicks and 2 ducklings. Two years later, it's become an obsession!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I have about 25 chickens, two ducks (a breeding pair of Mallards), and a breeding pair of turkeys.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I have some barnyard mix that includes RIR, Barred Rock, silkies, a Polish mix, some white leghorns, and a few mutts. And then I have my Orpingtons and Wyandottes. :)

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I was looking for a chicken breeding guide. I found Henk's calculator. LOL

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Sewing. Vinyl Cutting. Bath bomb making. Reading. General crafting.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have four dogs, a few pigs, two goats, a cow, my chickens, ducks, and turkeys, four living children, I have lost two sons, my husband, and my niece some weekends. It makes for a pretty exciting life. Haha! I am a veteran of the US Army and my husband is a USMC vet. :)
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. So sorry that you lost two sons :hugs
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Hello, @crazychickenlady724 and :welcome we are so glad to have you join our flock! :jumpy:jumpy

    This is how chicken math works! I'm currently glued to the internet trying to find ways to make my newest episode of chicken math work out. :caf I have fallen victim yet again, send help.

    :woot Good luck with that guide, I hope you use it ;) breeding is an exciting endeavor.
     
  4. crazychickenlady724

    crazychickenlady724 In the Brooder

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    Thank you. This time of year is always rough. We lost our first son March 3, 2015 so I'm usually basically a wreck this time of year. And it's snowing in the middle of March here right now. Mother Nature is a psychopath this year. LOL!
     
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  5. crazychickenlady724

    crazychickenlady724 In the Brooder

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    Yes! I am really excited. I've literally drawn charts of how to get to my end goal with the breeding projects I'm starting. LOL
     
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  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    First thank you both for your service and Welcome to Backyard Chickens
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    That's fantastic! What breed(s) is/are you planning to breed?
     
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  8. crazychickenlady724

    crazychickenlady724 In the Brooder

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    I have Orpingtons (black, blue, and lavender) and I have Wyandottes (black laced red, silver laced, and gold laced). I am aiming for an Isabel Lavender Orpington because it is gorgeous! I'm going to be adding in blue laced red Wyandottes as well. I also like the mauve Orpingtons so I am going to be adding chocolate Orpingtons.
    I also want to get some Sultans. :)
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:


    CURRENT COOP CONTEST click here >>#1

    The 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong!
     
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  10. crazychickenlady724

    crazychickenlady724 In the Brooder

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    Oh and also, I am going to (soon...ish) get some French Lavender Marans. I have already ordered BCM.
     
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