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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken mouth, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Chicken mouth

    Chicken mouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello there! How are you?
    First of all, my name is Daniel and I live in Australia. I joined this forum back in 2008 but for some reason I only viewed a few threads and then never came back. I'm still not sure why that happened [​IMG] . I'm only young but the knowledge I have on animals is great. Many people come to me for advice and I'm always giving advice out on a regular basis. I'm not sure how I remember the needs for many animals but I wish my maths was as good [​IMG]. My family know that every time I go online or get a book that it has something about keeping wildlife, particularly natives. I volunteer at a wildlife park and love it! It gives me a chance to spend time with the animals I usually don't keep.

    I live out on a small farm of 108acres and have many pets. I have a love of natives and own quite a lot of reptiles and other natives. Although I still love my chickens [​IMG]. The land was cleared along time ago and we are currently revegetating it back to its natural state. Its been happening faster since a local sustainable group gave us some money for more trees. To date we have planted roughly 600 trees (i think [​IMG]) and I will be planting another 100 this weekend.

    My other interest include native plants, succulents, photography and sport.

    Here is a link to a few of my photos
    http://www.redbubble.com/people/looneydaniel/art

    Now onto my chickens![​IMG]
    Recently we finally got some chickens, again. 5 Isa browns. They are such a lovely bunch and quite tame, they will happily sit on my lap and eat some meal worms or cheese [​IMG]. Although they keep on thinking my eyes look like something they can peck [​IMG]. They are still getting used to their home atm and in a couple of weeks they should be free ranging [​IMG].

    I used to have 13 chickens when I was younger and no I'm hoping to get more. This year I should be getting some silkies, plymouth rocks and maybe a few frizzles.

    Will also be getting a pair of peafowls and one emu [​IMG] And some kangaroos [​IMG]

    I think that will do for now, if you have any questions feel free to ask!

    Daniel

    Cheese?
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Welcome! It's always nice when knowledgeable younger members join the forum! [​IMG] (Just so you know, posting your age is discouraged, though)
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Welcome from Missouri, Daniel! Great having you on board with us. I love your photography! How on earth did you get that dessert shot? Gorgeous! You have a good eye. Sounds like you have a good mind also [​IMG] I am sure you will be an asset to our on line community.
     
  4. Chicken mouth

    Chicken mouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcomes!
    Kooshie I have now got rid of my age [​IMG]
    The dessert shot is that the sunset one? I'm proud of that one , it was one of my first shots when I got the camera [​IMG]
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:Sorry, yes, the sunset one. Awesome shot. I belong to a local Art Guild and love taking photos. I hope you have some place to display your shots? They would be winners.
     
  6. Chicken mouth

    Chicken mouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not actually apart of any art/photography groups and I don't show show my pictures (apart from on facebook [​IMG] ). My family and friends do bug me about how I don't join any clubs so maybe I should join one.

    I also forgot to add that I take in injured and unwanted turtles. Its amazing the amount of turtles people release into the wild when they grow to big for their tanks. Its a great feeling knowing that the turtles are having a much better life with me.
     
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    You are a dear to rescue the turtles, too! Yes, you should join an art group and show your work...if you have time [​IMG] You are very, very good. I really enjoyed looking at your photos. [​IMG]
     
  8. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Hi there Chicken mouth and [​IMG] from Melbourne

    Sounds like you have lots of space over there to keep a huge menagerie- lucky you. I grew up on a farm in Country NSW - I loved the rural life- and hope that when my working days are done that I can get back to having some land again. I do have a 13 acre block at the momnet- but I can never build there. Lucky my block is still native vegetation and has never been cleared- But I have still planted a few trees up there just to help things along.

    Oh..And whatever your age..Good to see some more Aussies keen on Poultry joining up here!
     
  9. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    [​IMG] from TX!
     
  10. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An Aussie!!! Welcome from across the tasman! [​IMG]
    Your chooks are georgious!!!
     

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