Hello from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenmom57, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. chickenmom57

    chickenmom57 Just Hatched

    Jun 12, 2017
    Hey y'all. Yep, born and bred in Texas. Growing up, my family had chickens but I haven't had any myself until this spring. I have 7 hens now. I had one rooster but he has moved on to a new home....see my post "Silkie" in Chicken Behaviors. My chickens are therapy birds. My husband and I go out every afternoon, weather permitting, sit in the back yard and let the chickens free range for a while. We really enjoy watching them. I hold each one every day and love hand feeding them meal worms and treats. I'm hoping to learn as I go with support from this site. :)
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    What breeds do you have?
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Have you discovered the "Silkie thread," yet, there are others as well ie, "Buff silkies," "BBS silkies,"(black,blue,splash), "Nothing but Patridge silkies," "Paint silkies," and a thread for "Showgirls" a variety of silkies started by breeding a turken to a
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

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  5. chickenmom57

    chickenmom57 Just Hatched

    Jun 12, 2017
    I started with 4 banthams. I bought them at our local feed store so I think they are just normal chickens (lol, I'm sure there is a better term). Now I have added two silkies, a D'Uccle (I think that's correct) and a Seabright. I am embarrassed to say how much I am enjoying them.
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  6. chickenmom57

    chickenmom57 Just Hatched

    Jun 12, 2017
    Thank you CTKen, glad to be here. I like your quote. I must be very wise because I seriously doubt myself.
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