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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nimure, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Nimure

    Nimure Chirping

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am new-ish. I have not yet kept my own chickens, but I have spent plenty of time on farms helping family members with them, and caring for chickens when the owners go on vacation etc.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    None, but hoping to start up a small flock in a year or so. Aiming for ~4 hens, definitely no more than 6.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I'm hoping to get at least one easter egger or ameraucana, a buff orpington, and I'm less picky about the rest.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Free-range eggs, ethically raised animals for meat/eggs, and I just really enjoy chickens and birds in general.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I'm a wildlife artist, a writer, and a falconer.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Currently I work in 3D art/animation. Planning to quit and paint/do my own art full time. Husband is a pilot. We are both practicing falconers, so we often have at least one hawk or falcon around.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    Finally decided to join, since we're buying our first home, and I should be able to have a few hens. I'm hoping to learn more about the ins and outs of backyard chickens, especially coop building (I'm a DIYer).
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    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 can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  3. N F C

    N F C thankful

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    :welcome

    Make yourself at home here! It would be nice to see some photos of your wildlife art (if you don't mind sharing) :)
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Good morning, and welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Nimure

    Nimure Chirping

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    Thanks for the tips! :)


    Sure thing! I have a bit of art on my website, but I also post more frequently to other galleries like facebook and deviantart.

    Thanks!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C thankful

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    I just took a quick look at your website...gorgeous!
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  8. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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  9. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! It is great to have you join us here. You'll find very many helpful and kind people along you future journey of becoming a chicken keeper.
    I hope to have a future of Ornithology, so it's nice to see someone into Falconry. You have beautiful art!
    Hope you have a good time on BYC and best of luck when you start with chickens!
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Falconer, impressive! I had always wanted to work with falcons, just sort of ran out of time in life. :lol: Enjoy!
     

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