Hello from Washington

la femme farmer

In the Brooder
Jun 21, 2017
Hey - glad to be here. I have a flock of twelve (11 hens and a rooster). I started out with 6 each straight run Buff Orpingtons and Barnevelders. Ended up with 4 Buff Orp hens and two cockerels - the boys were mean and terrorized everyone, so they had to go. We ended up with 5 Barnevelder hens and one cockerel - he is our rooster. That was 7 years ago. I still have 12 birds but only 6 from the original flock and 6 that we've let a broody hatch out here and there (3, 4 and 5 yrs old). These are backyard chickens - I love having them and can't imagine life without them. It is true what they say - "chickens are the gateway drug to farming"! We bought property a few years ago and are building a farm. Hoping to get out there fulltime very soon. I will definitely be expanding my flock then.

Pork Pie

Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Jan 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and good luck with your farm plans.

Best wishes


A Native Raven
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

Life is just WAY better with chickens. :D So glad you could join our community! Pull up a roost bar and enjoy the site! :)

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