Hello hens and roosters

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by danieljblais, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. danieljblais

    danieljblais In the Brooder

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

    I am not new to chickens, grew up raising bantams and free range Cornish cross. But I am preet new to heritage chickens, 2 years.

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

    I currently have 43 mixed, birds.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    I have decided to raise Buff orpingtons. I have spent the last 2 years gathering my stock and culling for breed standards.

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

    I have been following BYC since before I chose the heritage breed I was interested in. I found the site through my searches on various breeds.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?


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

    Loving wife, two great teen daughters.

    We live on 160 acres, but work off farm. We aim to be self sufficient, growing our own meat, veggies, fruits ect and doing the preserving and freesing that goes wt all that.

    We have fun with our dogs and horse and going to the girls grand parents places at the lake. Family is very important to us.

    Love those buffs.
    Daniel. sorry my iPad won't let me up load an avatar pic. Our internet connection must be 2 slow.
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Love those Buff Orps! Lovely breed. Very friendly, docile and great on the laying!

    Good luck with your breeding program and we do welcome you to our flock!
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] Daniel! I love my Buff Orp.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Daniel. Glad you decided to join our flock. Sounds like you have a nice farm for pursuing self-sufficiency. I've raised Buff Orpingtons for years and they are a wonderful breed; hardy, friendly and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter made lap pets of ours, and good layers of large, brown eggs. Good brooders and mothers too if you want some chicks incubated, hatched, and raised. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in becoming self-sufficient.
  5. danieljblais

    danieljblais In the Brooder

    Thank you for the words of welcome! Look forward to learning, sharing and making friends with people who like chickens!
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Glad you joined us!
  7. danieljblais

    danieljblais In the Brooder

    Happy to be here!:)
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet your Daniel, welcome to the BYC flock
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I love buff orps!!:D My favorite breed!

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