Hi from Germany

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Celair, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Celair

    Celair In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2018
    Hi BYC, 1) I‘m new to chickens. I got my first chickens last August. I live on an old farm with my fiancé. His family used to have pigs, but stopped keeping animals years ago. We had an old chicken coop just sitting around. After some renovations during the summer

    (2) 13 chickens moved in in August.

    (3) I wanted to have lots of different coloured eggs and a colourful flock, so I have six different breeds.

    (4) BYC helped me a lot when I started to renovate the coop. Especially the idea of using sand in the coop was great. Here in Germany no one uses sand and when I talk to chicken owners, they always think it‘s very strange. But I love it. It‘s easy to clean and thus I haven‘t had problems with mites or other nasties.

    (5) My most time consuming hobby is my horse.

    (6) I‘m the animal crazy person in the family. We now have a horse, two cats, two geese and thirteen chickens. I love behavioral science and am experimenting with using positive reinforcement to teach my chickens tricks.
    My actual job though, is being an English and History teacher for grades 5-12.

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  3. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC, Jana! Great to have you here!
  4. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Jana, it's nice to have you here! What kinds of tricks are you teaching your chickens?

    Make yourself at home here, thanks for joining us!
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    Is you place starting to look like this?
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  6. CCUK

    CCUK Free Flying

    Jan 21, 2018
    North Notts, UK
    My Coop
    Hey jana. Welcome to BYC! Loads of great advice and tips waiting for you!:frow:welcome
  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello from UK! Welcome to BYC. I hope you enjoy the site!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So nice to meet you Jana :frow
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Jana:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Jana :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
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