Hi all! From Snohomish WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mmeyette, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. mmeyette

    mmeyette Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2013
    Snohomish WA

    I am a new member and wanted to introduce myself ;)

    My mom always had a couple of laying hens when I was growing up, I remember a cross-beaked Americana I had to separate from the flock and hand raise. She would come when I called and ride around on my shoulder - which I thought was totally awesome being about 8yo!!

    I am 24 now and happily married, starting a flock of my own, and trying to learn all I can and be the best chicken momma I can be! We were given six young hens as a gift about three years ago, built our first chicken tractor, and they have been fun pets and great layers. I recently have really started to get into sustainable living and organic farming, so my hens are more than just pets to me, but vital members of our family. I hope to learn to raise my own chicks, for laying and for butchering. My original six I culled down to my two RIRs Georgie and Freddie, I had three americanas, a golden laced, and an evil banty...I gave the americanas away to a friend - they kept laying poor quality eggs no matter what I did, and I got tired of it. The golden laced was super broody and a different friend fell in love with her so I gifted her as well. The banty disappeared one day - but I was OK with that! She was MEAN

    Currently I have five RIR hens and a Barred Rock rooster. They live in a large chicken tractor, and eventually my goal is to build a permanent coop in addition to our tractor. We are in the process of looking for and purchasing our first home, so that may be a project for next spring ;)

    Chickens are just one of my many hobbies, I am a horse trainer by profession, I rescue, rehabilitate, train and sell horses. I am aspiring to learn more about and become good at organic farming and raising our own vegetables, canning, and all sorts of ambitions! I am really excited to read and learn from all of you on BYC! So far it has been very informative :) My husband is into 4x4s, stock car racing, rock crawling, show cars etc. But very supportive of my many aspirations :)

    Monica (and Ben)
    ~ Georgia & Freddie my original RIR hens and Laverne, Patty and Maxine (aka the Andrew sisters) added to the flock last year :) ~
    ~ Book - my Barred Rock Rooster ~
    The three dogs: Roscoe - 13yo Spaniel, Slate - 1yo border collie, and Kilo - 3yo Chihuahua/dachshund
    The three kitties: Gabana - 7yo tabby, Mouse - 5yo grey tuxedo and Moya - 3yo black puff ball (all outdoor barn kitties)
    The horses have a high turnover since I rescue, but the two we will always have are Hope - 12yo AQHA, and Jaeda 9yo Percheron.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, mmeyette, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you in our flock!! Best of luck and enjoy your chickens!!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]Happy you could join us[​IMG]
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome from a neighbor in Renton.

  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  6. belwelch

    belwelch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2011
    Welcome to BYc from Ky
  7. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 10, 2013
    yo momma
    [​IMG] From Australia
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. myohmiya

    myohmiya Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2013
    Hi fellow Snohomisher! I'm 23 and my husband and I also just bought our first house (about 5 min from the Maltby Cafe) . And I showed horses for about 10 years! Excited to find such a kindred spirit on here :)

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