Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Msfur08, May 26, 2019.

  1. Msfur08

    Msfur08 In the Brooder

    May 25, 2019
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    These are my first chickens. I got them yesterday.

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


    (3) What breeds do you have?

    1 Silver Laced Lyandotte, 1 Amaracuana, 1 Midnight Majesty Maran, 1 Speckled Sussex, and 1 Welsummer

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?

    So far, watching their little personalities. My SLL will sleep in your arms and we've only had her two days. My Amaracuana sweetly mothers the slightly smaller pullets. It's just fun to watch them.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    This question always eludes me. There are many activities I engage in from caring for my variety of other animals, gardening (which I'm somewhat new to as well), church activities, homeschooling my three daughters, etc.

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

    I'm a recently certified elementary teacher trying find work from home jobs so I can be home with my three daughters. Although I'm divorced from their father now, the four of us manage pretty well and are strengthening our relationships with each other and the surrounding community as well as family and fellowship family. We also have a flat coat golden doodle we got from my mom's dog's litter. We have a fish tank with 6 glass catfish, an albino brittlenose pleco, a clear shrimp, an African Dwarf frog, and 3 black Tetras (started when someone gave me a beta as a gag gift - got the pleco to help keep the tank clean. Betta disappeared [R.I.P. Frito], and then began fish math.) Then there are the 3 ferrets, the corn snake, and the 7 cats.

    Most of these animals, except the fish, were from someone rehoming their pets for one reason or another. Except two of the cats who were from a litter of kittens from an unwanted pregnant cat I took in years ago and one cat who was from a shelter.

    And now we have chickens.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    I have read things on BYC for years while working up the nerve to get chickens. I like to give my animals the best environment possible, so I wanted to know as much as I could before getting them. Now I'm joining BYC because I finally made the jump and feel like I don't know anything about chickens now that I have them.
  2. 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
  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your chicken's and with your other critters, too!
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  5. 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
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens the pulse beat of the chicken community :woot
  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your flock.

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