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Hi from the Netherlands!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DutchChicken, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. DutchChicken

    DutchChicken New Egg

    Oct 2, 2015
    Andel, NL
    Hi everyone!

    Obviously, I am new to BYC :)

    I am a new chicken owner, and took over the chickens from the previous owners of our house.
    Now working our butts off to getting them free of parasites, coop improvement for the time being (once the people-house is liveable, it's the turn for the chickens' new house) and their happiness.

    I did study Animal Management (like for working in a shelter, or Zoo) but there way is more to keeping chickens than we learned at school :)

    I live in a little village in the middle of the Netherlands, called Andel. I have a varied flock of 3 hybrids and some other mixes. 9 including the rooster. We also have 2 Maine Coon girl cats, Faizah and Lindy, and a shorthaired guy called Swiffer/

    Next year when the new coop is ready, I want Sebright and Barnevelder chickens. Luckily, there is enough room for them.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    I would guess your background in Animal Management will come in handy with the chickens and what wasn't covered in school, you can get here. BYC has a huge amount of information on it and a lot of helpful members so always feel free to ask questions.

    I hope you can get the Seabrights and Barnevelders next year, both those breeds seem interesting. Every couple of weeks, a different breed is highlighted for discussion and the Seabrights were the subject of a Focus thread a while back, you might enjoy reading through that one:

    I'd love to see some pictures of your Maine Coon cats, those are so cool!

    Nice to have you here [​IMG]
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Good luck getting your "inherited" flock healthy and pest free and with your plans to update your home and theirs.
  4. locknest4

    locknest4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC from Australia!
    Any questions you can post them here and someone will have advice.
    You can also post in the "I am from where are you forum" to connect with people in the same region as you.:welcome
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hello and Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2013

    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting rid of the parasites and making your house liveable.
  9. DutchChicken

    DutchChicken New Egg

    Oct 2, 2015
    Andel, NL
    thank you all for the very warm welcome!

    I will start to post pics soon, once settled a bit in the house.

    had another round of attemting the pest control yesterday, so hopefully the gals will get new feathers and keep them soon!
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome. I'll look forward to seeing your pics. :eek:)

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