Hi Folks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BluesChicken, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. BluesChicken

    BluesChicken In the Brooder

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    Well...things sure have changed with chickens in the 60 years or so since I last had them in my backyard! My folks, like many in my generation, were from rural backgrounds where keeping chickens was a natural as canning green beans in Mason jars. OF COURSE we had chickens, and one of my "chores" as a very small child was collecting eggs. I still remember vividly the cold day I went to the chicken house and found too many eggs to hold in my hands. Naturally, as any 6-year old would do, I stuffed them in my pockets. NOT a particularly good idea!

    Now I am interested in getting back into the chicken raising world, but I'm finding that I have a lot to learn. The kids are grown and (mostly) gone so it is just the 2 of us. I am hoping to settle on 3-4 nice quiet hens who will be happy to cruise around the yard and occasionally hop up in my lap for a snuggle. One or two eggs a day would be gang-busters for us!

    So anyway, I am delighted to have found this site and I am looking forward to learning more about this "fowl" hobby! [​IMG]

    Dave
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad to welcome another 'old timer'.

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  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member 8 Years

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  5. BluesChicken

    BluesChicken In the Brooder

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    HaHa! Thanks gals and guys! I know I have a LOT to learn here.

    Dave
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  7. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

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  8. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Good luck with your chickens!! We've found that raising them from chicks makes them quite friendly with us.

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Songster

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC!!!!
     

  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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