Hello from Queensland Australia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chookie girl, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. chookie girl

    chookie girl New Egg

    Jan 4, 2016
    Queensland - Australia
    Hi there, just wanted to say hi and I love this website, It is so informative for newbies. I had never even been close to a chicken until 5 months ago, but we have recently retired from city life and bought a home with about a quarter of an acre of land. Hubby wanted some chickens and vege gardens, so I reluctantly agreed to a few chickens .

    Well needless to say I am besotted and couldn't imagine what we did before we had them! We recently added a couple of bantam silkies to our 4 big girls and they have fitted in really well. Just this week we have added two tiny d'uccles to the flock. I decided we needed a new run for the little ones as they were getting picked on and sent Hubby out for mesh, timber and tools to build a second coop.

    On our nightly inspection of the yard to check for dreaded cane toads, we decided to check the newbies and to our horror we couldn't find them. On closer inspection they had decided to roost up high in the coop and snuggle in between the big girls! We were amazed that this had happened after only adding them two days before.

    I am constantly learning and enjoy my new role of crazy chicken lady.
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! I too just can't imagine life now without my flock! I was petrified of birds but our first two hens restored my faith in birds and after that there was just no stopping my bird addiction! Sounds like your flock is growing well, I hope that continues for many years.
    Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Deb, [​IMG]

    It sounds like your new girls are fitting in well with the bigger ones. Congratulations on your new home and flock.

    Thanks for joining us!
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Amazing that the elders accepted the newbies so quickly, wish adding to a flock were always that easy :)
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Deb and welcome to BYC - great that your new members are settling in so well - its a bit like bedlam in my coop on a night time at the moment [​IMG] The Learning Centre is a great resource, so check that out if you have not done so already. Theres lots of Aussie members and you can join them on the thread "Australia, six states and that funny little island" - you'll meet other BYC members local to you.

    All the best

  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I would love to see a photo of them all roosting together.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    ps, would wire mesh fencing keep cane toads out?
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Australia! So cool! :)

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