Hi from the UK

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

  1. carrie_f

    carrie_f New Egg

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    (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

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  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

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    Welcome to the BYC carrie_f ! [​IMG]
     
  5. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

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  8. Katydid2011

    Katydid2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Sustainable living is important to me too!
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  10. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
     

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