Hi all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yorkymom, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Yorkymom

    Yorkymom New Egg

    Jul 19, 2011
    So, I'm trying to be a good kid and follow the instructions:)

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, I am new to chickens of my own. I have several family members that had chickens when I was growing up, but as a child all I wanted to do was get the eggs. Obviously, I didn't pay any attention to their care!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We do not have any chickens right now, we are in the planning stages and are trying to learn before we jump in. We have 4 acres and want to free range our chickens. Of course that brings up a lot of questions for us!

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I was using Google, trying to settle the question of whether or not we had to put a cover over our chickens. My husband is afraid the local hawks might find a new resturant at our place!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? We mostly just work, travel internationally and go to church! We fostered yorkies for many years through a national rescue. We started having behavior problems about a year ago with 2 of ours so we resigned. I'm not sure anyone can really quit fostering, we have one now [​IMG]

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband Jackie and I have been married for 24 years next month. Currently my step-son and his family live with us, so our home is more of a zoo than normal. We have 3 yorkies, a shepherd, 5 geese, 5 ducks of our own and 6 wild ones that are hanging out on our pond. We also two large aquariums full of fish, some named and some not (lol), and one short term yorkie foster. I own my own company, we do supported living for developmentally disabled adults. I spend most of my day trying to figure out what the state of California is doing to my business and trying to keep up with the weird wage laws passed by said state!

    I am really looking forward to interacting with everyone on this forum. I want to learn from you so that I don't make rookie mistakes that cost my chickens their lives!
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    [​IMG] from Missouri and [​IMG]

    Glad that you joined, I now you will find this site and the BYC family most helpful [​IMG]

    Best Wishes,
  3. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma! [​IMG]
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Welcome from Louisiana [​IMG]
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a sizzling Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

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