Hello from Texas, wishing I was back in North Dakota this summer!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 5parrots&zoo, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. 5parrots&zoo

    5parrots&zoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, everyone,
    I sure am happy to have discovered this site. It is so very informative. A little about myself:
    7 chickens: 2 Rhode Island Reds(Nutmegg and Cloviss), 1 Ameracauna(Sunflower), 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte(Janella), 1 Barred Plymouth Rock(Peck), 1 (?) Marans(not sure)(Eggsmerelda), 1 Ameracauna cross(Pixie)
    1 Ameracauna rooster(Brooster)
    5 parrots: 2 African-Greys(Gracie & Oreo), 1 Blue-crowned Conure(Ruby), 1 Solomon Island Eclectus(Mindy) & 1 Quaker parakeet(Saguaro)
    2 horses: Peanut& Penelope
    4 donkeys: Rosie, Marsha, Puff & Grasshopper
    3 Pygmy goats: Pepper & Zorro
    2 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy goats: Fawna and Flora
    2 Watusi cows: Jemima & Emily, and their 2 calves(not named)
    1 very pregnant Longhorn cow: Bessie
    1 llama: Banshee
    2 shelter rescue dogs: Chili and Snuggles(found out too late that Chili was taken to shelter because he killed neighbor's chickens)...too late because we fell in love with him really quickly
    We had more longhorns, but had to reduce our herd, due to the drought, and probably will be finding new homes for some more of our livestock, also due to husband's health issues.
    married since August, 1972
    lived in North Dakota 30 years, minus the 3 we were in Germany
    moved back to Texas in 2004
    grew up with backyard chickens as pets
    fulfilling a lifetime wish to have chickens again
    wish I could free all the caged layers in the world
    refuse to buy another grocery store egg for the rest of my life
    love to quilt and cross stitch
    daughter in Ohio
    son in Michigan
    work full-time at resale store
    I hope to learn a lot while here, and hopefully have some input on occasion!
     
  2. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, what a great variety of animals you have! I'm jealous! Welcome to BYC. There's tons of information available here and a lot of fun people too. Enjoy![​IMG]
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Ya'll have a great assortment of animals [​IMG] I'm a little envious, especially of the horses & 4 donkeys [​IMG] We only have 1 donkey, a standard jenny named Myrtle, but I would love to have a couple more & a horse. Good luck with all of your animals [​IMG]
     
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    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hi and welcome to BYC! It's been very hot here too! I can't wait till fall. It's nice to meet you. [​IMG]
     
  10. 5parrots&zoo

    5parrots&zoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Golly, thank you for all your welcomes. I am really looking forward to learning a lot here. There are so many different areas to explore, and I have so much to learn. I may even become computer literate through this site!! Thank you again for making me feel so welcome.
     

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