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Hello from Portland OR!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pippi321, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. pippi321

    pippi321 Just Hatched

    Feb 9, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Hello BYC!

    I'm not actually new to chickens or to BYC...have been lurking for a long time, then finally joined last year and continued lurking...I've been tempted to respond to questions lately and realized that might be weird if I never introduced myself!

    I grew up around chickens and so did my husband...my mom always had at least a couple hens no matter where we lived (all over the US) and my husband grew up on a farm. So we've pretty much "got it" but we are always learning. :)

    We are definitely learning with our own flock...we have 18 hens, pullets and chicks now--more than I've ever had and at times a challenge in the city for my country boy husband. Our goal is to make some decisions as the latest batch of chicks mature and re-home or process 6 for a total of 12 laying hens.

    We also have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and way too many to-do lists. ;). I have enjoyed reading the many threads here and hope to actually begin contributing now that I've made my first post.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. What breeds do you have?
  3. pippi321

    pippi321 Just Hatched

    Feb 9, 2015
    Pacific Northwest

    Thank you!

    We have Rhode Island Reds, Easter eggers, New Hampshire, barred Plymouth Rock, black australorps, buff Orpington, Delaware, barnvelder, red sex-links, Polish, leghorns, and one accidental New Jersey giant chick that looks an awful lot like a cockerel. :)

    Having 3 kids brings "mixed flock" to a whole new level.
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome (officially) to BYC. It seems that the chicken-keeping bug is in your blood for sure, so you are certainly in the right place for everything chicken (as you already know).

    All the best
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California

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