Hi Backyard Chicken Lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Henthused, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Henthused

    Henthused Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not really new to raising chickens. Maybe novice?
    My grandmother raised chickens for their eggs and meat. Each Thanksgiving when we visited, I and my cousins had the honor of scalding the chicken, then plucking. What fun! HaHa
    We really always loved visiting and staying with MaMaw.
    This is my 2nd go-around keeping chickens for us. We finally have a place that allows me to keep a pretty close eye on them, and my dogs herd them like sheep.
    This time I started out with 7 then gave 4 away. My little tractor coop was too small.
    My little flock consists of 1-Black Australorp pullet and 2- Marraduna Basque pullets. I am really taking a fancy to the Spanish breeds, but not much luck in finding breeders.
    I have been lurking on the basque and spanish breeds threads for a while, now.
    We are building a much larger coop with good run space, and my pullets love to free range. I want to add a few more to the group, but I am not a breeder, so buying dozens of eggs or babies won't work for me at this time.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello and welcome from OHIO!
     
  3. Henthused

    Henthused Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chicmom,
    You are one busy lady!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Nice little flock you have! I love Australorps. Is your girl a friendly one? My Aussies are huge lap hounds. Can't sit anywhere without a bird wanting on my lap!

    Enjoy your wonderful flock and welcome to ours!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've had dozens of breeds over the past 50 years but never any Maraduna Basques. Maybe you can post some pics for us. Black Australorps are my favorite breeds; extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter), made lap pets of ours, and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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