Hi Everybody!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HeyHouse, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. HeyHouse

    HeyHouse Just Hatched

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    I've been lurking this forum for about 3 years and figured it's about time I get involved.

    I live on a small holding in South Africa and have a relatively tiny flock of about 18. 2 of my Boschveld hens just had chicks this morning so I'm feeling excited to chat about chickens ;).
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You may hold the record for longest lurker - just kidding. Now that you are official you can participate in many of the contests offered on this site.

    Glad to have you [​IMG]
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have eventually joined us [​IMG] Congrats on your new flock additions - nothing nicer than seeing a mother hen and chicks around the place. Please make yourself at home and enjoy the warmer weather [​IMG].

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. iLikeMineFried

    iLikeMineFried Out Of The Brooder

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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Had to google what a Boschveld was - what a beautiful breed! We definitely don't have those out here in the US. I always love to see what neat breeds folks overseas have.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, HeyHouse, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard. Glad you made it official and signed up! Best wishes! :)
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there and welcome to Backyard chickens. I had to google the Boschvelds as well, but my aren't they pretty! They look like a mix between Swedish Flower hens and Speckled Sussex. Enjoy your time here on BYC!
     
  8. HeyHouse

    HeyHouse Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    Cool to see some interest in the Boschveld. It's actually a mix of 3 other native African breeds - Venda, Matabele and Ovambo. They're great for free-range setups because they're bred to be hardy. But they sure are impossible to catch! I can pick up my Rhode Island Red's on demand, but the only way I've managed to catch a Boschveld is if it's cornered inside the coop.

    Lovely colors indeed, and also great personalities. There's also enough genetic diversity that I can tell them all apart.
     
  9. HeyHouse

    HeyHouse Just Hatched

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    Got a count today - 12 healthy chicks. 2 eggs were abandoned and I hatched them successfully on my stove :).

    Actually it's going to be a chilly night, about 12*C, so I'm a little nervous to leave them with mom.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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