Hi BYC clan, my name is Lauren!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LDumale, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. LDumale

    LDumale In the Brooder

    Oct 2, 2015
    I'm not really new to BYC, but haven't entered the forums till now. So here's my intro...
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I got my first 12 chicks in Feb 2016, & inherited 19 more from a friend in Sept 2016. (Both my friend & I ordered together from Privett Hatchery in NM. They sell many specific breeds, but are a mass-production hatchery; I would give the overall bird quality a B/B-.) I hope to order future chickens from specific-breed breeders for superior quality birds.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Currently I have 28 (6 Roos, 22 Hens). Three died from injuries from a dog attack (the reason we inherited our friend's chickens; he had to have his dog put down.) I raise mostly hens, primarily for eggs to provide for our church food pantry.

    (3) What breeds do you have? I have Black Langshan, California White, California Gray, Rhode Island Red. The BLs are definitely my faves for appearance, but they do not lay the dark brown/purplish eggs advertised, only beige. I have one CW that loves to sit on my leg & be petted.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I found out about BYC from one of the books I was reading to research chicken husbandry. BYC was listed as a resource.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love camping & fishing with my husband, traveling to visit our 4 grown children.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband is my hero; anything I need built or provided for my silly chickens- he's all in! We live in the high-desert southwest, so we have special challenges keeping our chickens comfortable in mid-summer heat (currently its 105 at 6:30pm!) But winters are mostly mild. Eventually we hope to raise/breed White Dorkings & Black Jersey Giants for both conservation & dual-purpose provision. (If anyone is selling these please let me know!)
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Lauren. Hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do.
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Lauren, thanks for saying hi.
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Hi, Lauren, welcome to BYC!

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