Hello there, from South West Florida!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Krs Yng Chicks, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Krs Yng Chicks

    Krs Yng Chicks Just Hatched

    Jul 7, 2016
    South West Florida
    Well, where to start... a little about me.... It has been a long time I've wanted chickens and moved to the country for this. Then, I ended up being a baby sitter for my neighbors chickens, she travels often. Sooooo, seemed silly to buy the cow when I was getting all the milk I needed! [​IMG]

    Fast forward to my neighbor is moving and giving me all her chickens and the coop! I am feeling overwhelmed, happy, no thrilled to death actually, but scared. One thing collecting eggs, letting them in/out and feeding, another is having all the responsibility to keep them safe and healthy. They free range all day.

    These are French Marans, a very beautiful breed. There is the old cock, he stands up past my knees, but is beautiful and takes very good care of the flock. There is an older grey hen that gives very dark eggs, but probably due to the heat isn't producing these days, or she just may be old and tired. The other 3 younger hens are producing very little, probably the heat, been in the 100's here lately. There are a number of pullets/cockerals, bringing the total to 13.

    My dream is to own Heritage chickens, but that may be down the road some. I have my hands full and the learning curve is steep. Expect to see me around asking millions of questions.

    I am still taking care of them on their property. Hubby is building a new coop and run for them and I will use the older one I am given for eventual younger ones or perhaps a different breed. I am in no hurry, I have so much to learn yet.
    Well, it is good to finally stop lurking and be here where I belong, among chicken friendly people. [​IMG]

    Thank you for having me!

  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Kris

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sure you will do just fine :D Everyone here to help you all the way with any questions that you may have. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens

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