Hey Everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by theHappyEgg, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. theHappyEgg

    theHappyEgg New Egg

    Oct 21, 2015
    So.....my name is Martha, I live in Scotland and I currently own four pet chickens!, they are-Omlet(5), Bimbo(4), Mabel(probably about 1 and a half?..), and Betsy(same as Mabel).

    We got Omlet when she was about a week old along with a light-sussex cockerel who we mistook for a girl, and named Yoko. Omlet is a black rock, and the story of her friendship with Bimbo (no-we're not being cruel with that name), is quite moving.
    Bimbo is a fancy chicken, although I'm not sure what breed so maybe when I upload pics you guys could help?. We first got Bimbo along with another chicken called Cheeky (because we couldn't keep Yoko and we didn't want to leave Omlet alone), although Cheeky unfortunately passed away awhile ago when she got mareks disease [​IMG]. Cheeky was a common brown hen and very curious, and from the moment she arrived she took over and bossed everyone around like nobody's business. Bimbo was at the bottom of the pecking order, because back then she was a tiny little thing, but Omlet (who had made friends with Cheeky) took Bimbo under her wing, and would often be seen sitting in some corner with Bimbo. Now that Bimbo is bigger, Cheeky is dead and the two new chickens are wandering about the place, Bimbo is top of the pecking order and looks after Omlet, as she is now older and not as capable of defending herself.
    Mabel and Betsy are the two new chickens, Mabel is a browny-reddish colour and Betsy is white. They are very young, and often make me laugh as Mabel has a habit of pecking my feet and Betsy has a habit of strolling up to me and then running away. [​IMG]
    (that picture by the way-is just like Betsy when she freaks out!)
    Anyway guys, I hope we can all get to know each other's hens, and I hope you enjoy reading about my tiny flock as I enjoy reading about your birdies! [​IMG]
  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Martha, [​IMG]

    It was fun reading about your flock! If you can post some close-up photos, we could help you identify them (or on the What Breed Is This forum).

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Martha and a very warm welcome to BYC from south of the border (via Kenya)! I hope that you enjoy it as much of the rest of us.

  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Black Rock is a label under which hatcheries in the UK commonly market their Black Sex Links. They are my favorite hens as they are very friendly and hardy egg laying machines. I raised Black Rocks (Black Sex Links) for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids) and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Martha!
    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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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