Hello, New to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marckerson acres barnies, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Marckerson acres barnies

    Marckerson acres barnies In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2018
    Wilmot, New Hampshire
    Hello all,

    I just wanted to say Hi since I finally signed up as a member. I bought my first chickens almost a year ago and have been reading so much on this site. Thank you for the forums and all of the articles which as helped a lot.

    So I will quickly tell you a little about me and my flock. I bought a flock of 8 barnevelders last spring not really sure if I would love chickens or not. It turns out I not only love my girls but I am slightly obsessed with them. As I mentioned I have referenced this site a lot. I grew up on a horse farm and now have a herd of alpaca but never had chickens and I have had an education this year. We even were able to hatch and raise some chicks with the help of a couple broody hens. I really do love the barnevelder breed. They are quite and docile and even the rooster is very polite with people. I am hoping to continue raising the Barnevelders and work on color and lacing patterns in the flock. I added a few pictures to show what my flock looks like. Hope you all enjoy! IPHONE 2017 summer-fall 019.JPG
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    007Sean, Plip, Teila and 3 others like this.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  3. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

    Oct 5, 2013
    North Georgia Mountains
    Welcome to the flock.:wootThose are some beautiful birds!:droolGlad you finally took the plunge. Good luck with your future breeding ventures.
  4. Ketty Ash

    Ketty Ash Chirping

    Jun 1, 2017
    They're beautiful! I've never owned a barnevelder but now I want some.
  5. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

    Aug 6, 2014
    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers amazing looking feathered family members 1250974-20445acb01bcf5c4ec048ccee4530fd7.gif
  6. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

    Feb 16, 2017
    TN/Western KY Border

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I am not familiar with Barnevelders but WOW, what a gorgeous Roo + good attitude.
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Mackerson acres barnies :frow Welcome!

    Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing! :clap

    I am pleased you delurked and hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you include your general location on your profile, this will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share more Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
  9. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    So glad you decided to make it official! Welcome to BYC!
    007Sean likes this.
  10. ShannonMarie

    ShannonMarie Chirping

    Jan 21, 2018
    Welcome to BYC even though technically you are not new:welcome... Your chicken's are beautiful!! Just beautiful!

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