Hey, y'all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Matilda in Dallas, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Matilda in Dallas

    Matilda in Dallas In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2018
    Clearly, I'm new here. Instead of writing some long-winded introduction, as is my usual habit, let me spare everyone the boredom and use the template.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    YES! I rescued a leghorn (we think) about a month ago. She is currently living in our bathroom. It truly sucks having an indoor chicken.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Just one, but we are getting 3 more from a friend who has a bird rehab and sanctuary.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    We are pretty sure she's a leghorn. We're getting 2 Rhode Island Red Crosses and at least 1 Aracauna.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?


    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Gardening, kayaking, over-functioning, ranting on Facebook. You know, the usual.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Let's see... We have two cats, Pearl and Tam Tam, and two bearded dragons, Grendel and Leonidas. All rescues. We live in Dallas and have been planning on getting chickens for awhile. Matilda, our baby girl, was abandoned in an alley during the worst part of the summer heat. She is such a treasure! I live with my boyfriend and his adult son lives with us. I am a former philosophy professor who (insanely) chose to go back to grad school and get a counseling degree. I am doing practicum now (like clinicals) and graduate in November. The population I chose to serve is the inmate population and released sex offenders. I can discuss it all day long, but that's probably not a good idea. Let's all be friends! and hold hands! and skip through the flowers! and definitely not talk about the U.S. justice system!

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    Google, of course. I've been lurking for awhile but now really do need some advice, so here I be! I am attaching a picture of our girl after I woke her up in the middle of the night. Man! she was maaaaaaaad!

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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

    Aug 23, 2012
    Lmao are we related? Haha I like u already! Welcome! Have u hatched baby dragons yet? I found our pair to be way too stinky for me. I would have to get poo out immediately or go insane lol
  3. Matilda in Dallas

    Matilda in Dallas In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2018
    Funny! No, haven't hatched any babies. We're not planning on breeding our dragons. One is way too old and the other is way too unhealthy. It's sad!
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
    You building your coop yet?
    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    Coop Ideas:
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    There are a couple of articles below in my signature that are worth the short read.
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined our community.
  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Howdy! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :celebrate
    Make yourself at home and have lots of fun!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    So glad you could join us. Hop up on the roost bar, we saved a spot for you! :)
  8. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Nice to meet you!
    Yep that’s a leghorn. A pretty one too.
    Bet she’s not happy about the whole bathroom thingie too!
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  10. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot

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