Hi Everyone, I'm a new member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CyndiD, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My name is Cyndi,
    (1)  Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I had a small flock of chickens, hens only,in 1996 for a few yrs. I moved & found a good home for them.

    (2)  How many chickens do you have right now?
    I have 5 hens & 1 Rooster. I also have 2 Fawn & White Indian Runners.

    (3)  What breeds do you have?
    I have 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Wyandotte, 2 Araucana's, 1 Bantam (Seabright) & 1 Rooster (Australorp?) & 2 Indian Runners (Fawn & White) hens.

    (4)  How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I was searching for a drake Runner, & came across your site, thank goodness!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Photography, my horses (1 Anglo Arab & 2 Missouri Foxtrotter's), my dogs (1 Australian Shepard & 1 German Shorthaired Pointer) & I love to garden!

    (6)  Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My husband & I just moved to northern Idaho, we r retired. We have 52.5 acres of beautiful pine filled land. We r very busy setting up the property for our animals & our garden. We love to fish & be outside in nature. I recently planted a Weeping Willow tree in memberance of my Mother & Father.
    I enjoy this BYC site for all its amazing info & help, thank you for this site. I have learned so much in the week I have been here.
    My husband recently bought me an incubator & now I am ready to enjoy the amazing gift of hatching.
    I am looking to purchase a Drake for my Runners. Any suggestions?
    Thank you again for all you do.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Happy T-Day! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Cyndi and welcome to BYC!

    Sounds like you have a beautiful place. Glad you found us and hope you enjoy it here.

    You may have some luck finding a drake by posting in your state thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/8042/idaho

    And once you have 20 posts, you can use the buy-sell-trade section of BYC:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/67/buy-sell-trade

    Incubation sounds like fun (I haven't tried it yet but enjoy reading other member's experiences with it). Have you seen that part of BYC yet?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Hope the links are helpful. Enjoy!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    Sounds like you have a nice little flock there! How do you like your Runner Ducks? I have never kept them but they seem like interesting birds to keep.

    Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Cyndi

    Glad you could join the flock! You have a lovely flock there and so much land! Good luck with your new incubator, incubating and hatching chicks is a fantastic experience something I enjoy very much, a bit too much! Be warned though it really can become an addiction. Definatly drop by the links that NorthFLChick left for you.

    Be sure to ask any questions you may have everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  5. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I am checking the links out now. Wow, amazing site!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cyndi is a new member [​IMG] [​IMG] Welcome to the Backyard Chickens flock, very glad you joined us[​IMG]
     
  7. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u for t/welcome. I love my Indian Runners. They follow me around. They are getting further & further away from their cool, makes me nervous, but they have their survival instincts. We dig for worms together, its so fun! Thanks again
     
  8. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome :yiipchick :yiipchick
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I hope you can find a drake for your ducks! I've never kept ducks, but have always wanted to.[​IMG]
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm so happy you joined us!
     

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