Hello from Washington State!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HipsterChicken, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. HipsterChicken

    HipsterChicken New Egg

    Jun 21, 2016
    My name is Frey, I'm 28, and my pronouns are he/him or they/them, if you please~ I'm not that good at introductions, so I'll just follow the template if no-one minds.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I am new to chickens, but not to birds! I was that kid with a weird obsession in grade school, and that obsession was birds (I say 'was' because I like to think I've mellowed out a little since then...hah ;) ) I convinced my parents at about 10 to get a Red-Throated Conure chick--it was a rocky introduction to bird-keeping but she's still healthy and screaming at 18 years old now. I realize chickens are very different from parrots however, which is why I'm here! I got a few books ( "Storey's Guide To Raising Chickens", "Chick Days: Raising Chickens, An Absolute Beginner's Guide", "The Joy of Hobby Farming", and "The Self-Sufficiency Bible") but I've always felt that forums have more comprehensive experience and the most updated information.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Zero! I'm still in the researching stage.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    I don't have any, but I'm most interested in Ameraucanas, Brahmas, and Orpingtons. (In that order too, actually)

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

    Basic web search, pretty much.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I'm an artist first and foremost, but I'm also really interested in paleontology (especially interested in theropods/dromaeosaurids), gaming (PC, console and tabletop), hiking/camping, sustainability, wildlife conservation/also anything to do with any animal really, and canine behavior.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    My family are wonderful but probably wouldn't appreciate me talking about them on the internet, so moving along... I have two dogs: a 6 y/o Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Yoshi and a 5 y/o Miniature Dachshund named Gylfie. I also have a 6 y/o Ball Python named Willow, and I share a Thrianta rabbit named Flame (who will be turning 9 this October) with my parents. The Conure I mentioned earlier has bonded pretty exclusively to my mom, so she's her bird now, but her name is Holly and she's 18.

    Anyway, nice to meet all of you! I'll probably just lurk for a long time, since that's kind of how I tend to absorb things, but I thought it'd be polite to introduce myself first.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Frey, Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens. I love you avatar and your introduction. Take your time and lurk as much as you like. If you need answers to questions you can check out the Learning Center, or just ask us.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Frey and welcome to BYC- glad to have you onboard with us. As DD mentions, the Learning Centre is a great resource, as is simply using the search function for topics that may interest you. Please make yourself at home with us, and don't be afraid to ask, should you have any questions.

    Best wishes
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  5. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    Hey @HipsterChicken I am so happy you joined our roost at BYC! I would like to welcome you with open arms! Yes this site is very helpful for all chicken related things! If you ever happen to get some chickens this is the link to the most prominent learning area on this site our Learning Center a place with updated articles for old and new chicken raisers! https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center I hope you enjoy BYC and make sure to post pictures of your flock if you get one and give us updates on how you are doing here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/40/family-life-stories-pictures-updates All the best of luck to you and your hope to be flock!
    Justin [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    HipsterChicken New Egg

    Jun 21, 2016
    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! I appreciate taking the time to reply (even though there must be new people joining all the time, haha)
    I saw the Learning Center-- I'll probably be burning my way through all the articles over the next few days~
    Thanks again!
  8. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    I am so happy to hear you checked out our learning center yes my time on BYC is greet multiple hours but it is so much fun and I love helping the newbies!
  9. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm always late to parties, but for what it's worth :welcome
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2016

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