Hello from Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Doc McCluckins, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Doc McCluckins

    Doc McCluckins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2016

    I am a chicken addict. They say the first step is admitting you have a problem but I don't see a problem!

    My husband and I have a small flock of 12 birds, although that can change at the blink of an eye. One accidental stop at a flea market and we could have 32... We recently sold over 120 birds (all his) when we got married to move them to our new home and I find them much more enjoyable when there is a manageable number. I have been obsessed with chickens about 6 years now and love learning new things about them. I compete in occasional small local chicken shows. I love ornamental breeds, colorful egg layers, and bantams. We currently only have standard egg laying breeds including Ameraucana, Black Copper Marans, Olive Egger, Black Australorps, a Cucko Maran, a Production Red, a Buff Brahman, and a Silky Roo. The hubby doesn't like bantams due to small eggs or breeds with low production so right now I am just enjoying my colorful egg basket!

    I am looking forward to learning more![​IMG]
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. All of us here at BYC have OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) and very few of us are immune to "chicken math." :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. Whilst theres always something to learn, i do hope that you will find a little time to share your experiences with members posting questions as well.

    As for the addiction, nah, its not an addiction, i bet you could stop any time you wanted! Its just that you don't want to [​IMG]

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock. Sounds like your husband is a good sport, giving up so many of his birds.
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you would like to 'meet' other members in TN, you can find them here on your state thread:

    And just so you know right up front...we're terrible about aiding and abetting when it comes to getting more chickens, you can't count on us to ever tell you that you have too many.
  8. Doc McCluckins

    Doc McCluckins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2016
    Thanks everyone! It is certainly a fun adventure. I had a few questions that I have found the answers to in previous threads. So I will continue feeling around to get used to the format and make myself at home. It is that time of year where it is dangerous to go to a tractor supply or Co-op. Luckily I work at the corporate office of our Co-op so I never have any reason to actually go to the stores themselves. Although I know we will. We have agreed on 10 chicks this year to add to our flock. Now all that is left is to decide what kinds and to get our brooder set up [​IMG]
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.

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