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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kinseth, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Kinseth

    Kinseth In the Brooder

    Jul 16, 2019
    I'm a first-time chicken-keeper here in central Ohio.

    Right now we have 13 chickens in our flock (it's sort of a joint venture between my mom and I), but we're in town and I would like to find new homes for some of them so they all have a little more space. Three Easter Eggers, a Silver-laced Wyandotte, and a Sapphire Gem were the five I brought home back in mid-April, and my mom got four Barred Plymouth Rocks and four Rhode Island Reds. One of the RIRs is definitely a rooster, so he will for sure have to go-- sadly, no roosters are allowed in town.

    This forum came up a TON while I was looking for information on various things in Google, so I figured it might be a good idea for me to join.

    I would like to be a future homesteader or hobby farmer, with some ducks, pigs, mini cows and maybe alpacas. My ultimate dream would be to have a real glasshouse to grow tropical fruits in Ohio; it's definitely unrealistic, although I do already have a lot of houseplants.

    I also help my mom with her beekeeping, but my primary hobbies are gardening and knitting.

    I'm hoping being a part of this forum will help me take better care of our chickens, so they can live long and happy lives being frankly weird little dinosaurs.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Glad that you have joined our community. Good luck with your flock.
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined. I hope you find nice homes for some of your birds. Good luck rehoming your cockerel.
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  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
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  6. Evelyn Walker

    Evelyn Walker Songster

    Apr 3, 2019
    South Florida
    Hi and thanks for joining us! Good luck on your chicken-keeping adventures! :)
  7. 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
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens hope you enjoy the time here we do
  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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