Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by divediva, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. divediva

    divediva New Egg

    Feb 23, 2016
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I worked on a community farm when I left school aged 16. I took two chickens home and set them up in the outhouse. When my parents came back off vacation they went nuts andtting him made me take them back. When I was at animal care college one of the other students needed a home for her Chinese painted quail as her father had threatened to kill it. I ended up getting him a mate and breeding and incubating the eggs

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Sadly nothing since then. Still want a big space to have dogs, chickens and goats

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I reached out for advice when I heard my neighbour had rescued a feral chicken chick

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I'm a scuba instructor, I like to swim, play volleyball and foster puppies from the Cayman Human Society

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I sadly do not have pets. I live in a first floor apartment and only being here 10 months don't feel I can commit to pet ownership yet.
  2. Wolfie2

    Wolfie2 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2016
    South of Houston
    Hi D D, from one new member to another, welcome!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi D Diva and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us. I hope that you are able to get some chickens of your own soon - strangely addictive. I used to be a sub-aqua instructor many moon ago - love diving, but haven't done it in years sadly.

    All the best
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think you need to browse the "people with house chickens," thread. One little bantam hen or two would do great in your apartment. Something tiny like a serama. They handle confinement very well and were bred in Malaysia to be house pets. Plus they can always pass as "exotic cage birds."

    My friend has 2 serama hens and one silkie as house pets. But she has had house pet chickens for over 25 years, it's just a way of life to her.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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