Hey y'all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Countrygirl1985, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Countrygirl1985

    Countrygirl1985 Chirping

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    I want to start off by saying "Thank you!" I recently (April 2018) got involved with chickens and ducks. I only have 9 chickens, 2 ducks, a toy poodle that thinks she is a rotwieler, a cat that could ride the short bus (no joke), and a squirrel at the moment, but I have high hopes to be able to welcome 5 more ducklings to the world VERY soon! I have learned a lot from reading answers to questions on this page, and you guys are awesome! I work as a Dependency Case Manager in child welfare (super stressful!!!) and taking care of my birds has been an outlet for me for the majority of the year. I love being outside, I can out-fish most men around where I'm from, I like to arrowhead/artifact hunt, and if I had a place on the river and about 20 acres of plowed field, I would be the most unproductive human being on earth! I have a bachelor's degree in psychology, and I have WAY TOO BIG of a heart to be a social worker. I LOVE animals other than snakes (I've been bit by a cottonmouth twice in the same incident), and me and my little zoo just survived Hurricane Michael at full force. It is rough right now, but all anyone can do is take it day by day. Thanks for adding me to the group!
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. Countrygirl1985

    Countrygirl1985 Chirping

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     
  4. BielefelderHen

    BielefelderHen Songster

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    Welcome to BYC, Countrygirl!;)

    BYC can help you in any situation with pets
    Enjoy your place on the roost!:welcome
     
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  5. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    Great introduction. I hope you continue to find BYC useful and enjoyable. Sounds like you have some great animals. How did you come by the squirrel?
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C Wind? Bah!

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    Hi, it's nice to have you here with us! I want to hear more about the squirrel too...any pictures?
     
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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I hope you recover from Michael soon. It sounds like you have the strength for it.
    Being outdoors and with the animals is one of the best stress relievers out there.
     
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Howdy! :frow Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! Best wishes and have lots of FUN!
    :wee:ya:wee:ya:wee:ya:wee:ya:wee
     
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  9. Haydog03

    Haydog03 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! :welcome Glad we could help, so far! :ya I hope your 5 ducklings do great! Hope to see you around the forums!
     
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  10. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    Hello there! We would love to see pictures of your flock and other animals! How did you get the squirrel? I’ve heard stories of people rescuing them from hurricanes and other natural disasters and then the squirrel bonds with them
     
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