Hey from a long time reader!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by havalinaaa, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. havalinaaa

    havalinaaa Hatching

    Aug 10, 2016
    Red Rock, TX
    I've been reading this forum for years but never made an account, feel it's time :-D

    I'm a small time wannabe farmer with a flock of 17. We have a mixed flock - we have three hens each of Barred Rocks, White Australorps, Ameraucanas (from TS so probably Easter Eggers), and Barnevelders, then an OEGB pair, 2 Ameraucana roosters, and a Barnevelder Roo. We're going to cull two of the roosters next weekend if I can hurry up and decide which to keep! This is my first go round with both roosters and birds I raised from chicks (half the flock I bought as chicks, the other half were bought as pullets).

    Today I got my first egg from one of the Australorps! Expecting everyone to start laying in the next few months, they're all about the same age (5ish months).

    This is my third flock, the first was in college when my roommates and I kept 2 chickens in the backyard for cheap eggs, the second was a flock of Ameraucanas two years ago and they were wiped out by coyotes while free ranging in our yard (which is 3+ acres). We've sinced beefed up the perimeter fence and made a larger coop with an attached secure run for their regular use. They still get free range time but only under supervision :)

    I love watching my chickens and hanging out with them while I do other work or read a book. My OEGB roo is my favorite chicken ever and will happily ride around on my shoulder for as long as I let him unless he spots a tasty bug, then he jumps down to grab it and asks to come back up when he's done with his snack. I'm hoping he stays as sweet as he gets older and doesn't turn into a jerk!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with your new flock.
  3. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie 4D Personality

    Sep 30, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined ;)
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you signed up. Best of luck with your flock! :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC - I've heard that OEGB's make good pets. Hope he will stay as sweet as he is, for you.
  6. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015
    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!
    Big congrats on your first egg! Always so exciting
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. Greetings from South Dakota and [​IMG]! [​IMG] Congratulations on your first egg!

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