Hey ya'll! Long time lurker, first time poster in Central TX.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by frillydishes, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. frillydishes

    frillydishes In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2014
    Cedar Creek, TX
    My name is Amanda & I've come here for answers to my questions for the past few years and finally decided to get my own account. I'm in Cedar Creek TX, just outside of Austin and I've been in the chicken game for a good 7 or 8 years now. I harvest my birds with the exception of a few that have won my heart over the years...although I'm sure their time will come some day as well. I just started incubating 2 days ago since my current flock doesn't seem to want to lay for me and the freezers got a bit too much space in it. I've got a million questions so I'm anxious to meet you guys and pick your collective brain! My flock is made up of one big bad roo, Cleatus, a brown leghorn; Nugget, a black Australorp that was the sole survivor out of a clutch of 18 that a dog got a hold of, 1 Easter egger, 2 b-rocks, 2 other Australorps, and a couple I'm not sure of... Another reason I stalk you guys!
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock! Good luck with the hatch!

    Feel free to ask any and all questions you may have. If you are wondering about breeds of some of your birds you can ask in our breed and gender area.

    Glad you joined!:)
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have a lovely flock, including Cleatus!

    Enjoy your adventures with them and welcome to our flock!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you, very glad you joined the flock. I love that name -Cletis and wish you would post a photo so I can see him
  5. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Songster

    Nov 4, 2013
    Central Texas
    Welcome to BYC from Georgetown! I'm glad you decided to join.
  6. frillydishes

    frillydishes In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2014
    Cedar Creek, TX
    Hey! Thanks for the warm welcome! I will post some pics of Cleatus, he's a good looking boy. He's been an incredible protector for me, we share land with a family of hawks and I've seen them go at each other twice now and we've found a good handful of dead rats and snakes in the coop that he's been proud of. We also trapped a one-eyed raccoon that I'm sure was his doing. He gets a bit aggravated with us raising other roosters and he's spurred my husband a few times for it but as soon as those other guys hit the freezer he calms back down. If he weren't so big and so good with the girls he would have had his own shelf in the freezer for that but his track record keeps his spot at the top! Thanks again for the welcome, see ya round!
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your birds!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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