Hi everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AutumnLvs_WI, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. AutumnLvs_WI

    AutumnLvs_WI In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    My daughter and I have wanted to get chickens for the last couple of years. We now live on a smallish farm so I went and bought our first 4 chicks on 9/7 from Farm & Fleet.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Four

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Two buff orpingtons (daughter's) & two black laced silver Wyandottes (mine).

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?

    Knowing where my food comes from, in this case eggs.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Knitting, crocheting, sewing, photography, reading, gardening, horseback riding (English, western, & side-saddle)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I sew, knit, and crochet 19th century clothing and accessories. We currently have 3 cats and one dog that live with us. The horses are boarded until we have new fencing. There are five of them, four Morgans and one grade quarter horse. At some point my daughter and I would like to add one or two beef cattle.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    I ran across BUC several years ago when my daughter and I were just starting to research chickens.
     
  2. MissMarple

    MissMarple Songster

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    Welcome to the flock!!! Glad to have you here!! Tell me more about these crocheted 19th century items!!! I crochet myself but nothing so cool!!
     
  3. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Glad to have you join us. You ride sidesaddle, I'm impressed! Do you wear those 19th century costumes when you do? Pictures of it all, especially the chickens. Please.
     
  4. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to Backyard Chickens! So glad you decided to join the flock!:woot
     
  5. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    Hi! :frow :welcome
     
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Congrats on your new flock :thumbsup
     
  7. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

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    hithere.gif Congratulations on finally starting your new little flock and best wishes with your farming ventures!
     
  8. Quackter

    Quackter Songster

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    Welcome, Farm and Fleet, man, I haven't heard that forever. You could walk in and say "I need a love-joy coupling" and they wouldn't look at you like you were pranking them. Glad to see there's some up and running, and glad to see you join us.
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with you and your daughter's flock!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    When I used to hybridize Streptocarpus plants, I ended up striking up a friendship with a very nice gentleman in Australia. It was next to impossible to send plants down under, so we both just exchanged seeds.

    During all the back & forth of emailing plant info, he mentioned he was a American Civil War recreater (spelling wrong) as were many others. They had costumes created and put on performances in Australia. Aussies and Americans have strong bonds aside from plants and chickens.
     

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