Hi from the UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by carrie_f, May 12, 2011.

  1. carrie_f

    carrie_f New Egg

    May 12, 2011
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    First started keeping chickens 6 October 2008. Before that, many moons ago, helped my Gran with her farmyard flock for a number of years.

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

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Black Rock – a first cross between Rhode Island Red and the Barred Plymouth Rock only obtainable from a single hatchery in Scotland, UK. I know the parent birds were brought over direct from Arbor Acres in the States some time back in the 60s (I believe); I think USA keepers know them as Arbor Acres Blacks? What a fantastic bird – but flighty, not exactly a pet hen. They are the only birds I have kept and despite quite serious illness they have recovered and gone forward. I am impressed by them. When I compare my Black Rocks to a neighbours 'brown' hybrid layers, in the same time period she has had three of those die I have one Black Rock who now seems to have permanently stopped laying but from what I understand of these birds' history, this is an unusual event.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Another website

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I grow vegetables and try to be self-reliant and sustainable. Note: 'try'! In all I have about 1/10th acre to garden – not much.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I usually have a cat, but don't have one just now.
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  3. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
  4. Sassafras

    Sassafras Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2011
    Welcome to the BYC carrie_f ! [​IMG]
  5. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    [​IMG]!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Wow, a tenth of an acre! What do you plant? (and welcome to BYC!)
  7. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine USA
  8. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    West Coast USA
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Sustainable living is important to me too!
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana
  10. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]

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