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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henharem, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. henharem

    henharem Hatching

    Jan 10, 2014
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Not exactly. Wife had chickens in high school (FFA type school in an ag community) and shortly after buying our house we added 4 chickens to the family...they didn't stay with us long (lost 2 to the dog) as we ended up moving for husband's work and couldn't take them with us-the 2 survivors are now very happy birds with close friends. We are preparing to add 8 chickens to our family now that we are back in our house and no plans to move again.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Zero. We will be adding 8 chicks to our family next month-currently preparing for their arrival

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Americuana's are beautiful and we will get some of those again, and very likely some RI Reds and maybe something else...Plymoths perhaps.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Urban farming aside, sewing, knitting, football (the wife), rock climbing, backpacking, ultra light backpacking (the husband), WoW.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Husband works for a national retailer of outdoor goods, wife is a high school football coach getting her license for massage therapy. We have a toddler (boy) and 2 canine fur babies. Our old man has been with the wife since he was 5 weeks old and is incredibly loyal to her. Our little girl was recently adopted and she is a bull in a china shop. They're both Australian Cattle Dogs and they love to work. The old man can not be trusted around chickens, we'll find out about the little girl. Fortunately, the coop and run area we have set aside is safe from our old man. Husband built our first coop, and it was a darn good first go!! This time around a more proper hen house is in the works-hoping to make it out of reclaimed wood from old fencing and pallets, but also a tractor. The chickens are primarily a dream and love of the wife's. She does all the chicken keeping-except when pregnant. Wife's larger plan is to get off the grid as much as possible...seeing as how we live in our state's capital (and in the heart of it) that's harder than it might sound.

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your poultry endeavor.
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! IMHO keep dogs and chickens separate at all times, even puppies. I learned the hard way with my first flock. Good luck to you :)
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!

  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm kinda confused with who is the wife, and who is the husband and who is the old man. [​IMG]Maybe my blood sugar is low - just kidding but, I'll eat some chocolate just to be sure.
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  9. Bluebee

    Bluebee Crowing

    Jul 30, 2012
    [​IMG] Glad to have you here.

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