Hello! New chicken mom here.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Viridis, May 21, 2019.

  1. Viridis

    Viridis In the Brooder

    May 21, 2019
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Totally new! I got my first chickens this past April.

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

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    2 Easter eggers and a white orpington (I think)

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Just watching them be chickens. My initial reason was for the eggs, but they are so fun to just observe!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I play the cello and do outdoor stuff like hiking and camping.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    One of my life goals is to have a small homestead something around 1/2 acre. I currently live in the suburbs so chickens are one of my milestones to creating that type of life for myself. I'm happy suburban areas are accepting of them!

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    Google searching for random questions I had, I came across threads here a lot. Seems like this place is packed with really knowledgeable people!

    Looking forward to learning from you all and hopefully one day helping, too!
  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! We're glad you decided to become part of the BYC flock and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do!
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with your chicks and eventually establishing your homestead.
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  4. Missa4848

    Missa4848 Chirping

    May 5, 2019
    Douglasville pa
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  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
    fldiver97, ronott1, Viridis and 8 others like this.
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck in achieving your goal of owning a homestead.
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
    fldiver97, ronott1, Viridis and 6 others like this.
  8. Sequel

    Sequel Crowing

    :frow Hi! You joined! :thumbsup Welcome and I hope you enjoy yourself learning about chickens!
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  9. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby.

    Here are some links to key resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
    fldiver97, Sequel, ronott1 and 7 others like this.
  10. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your new flock!

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