Hi Guys!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BartsTess, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. BartsTess

    BartsTess New Egg

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    My name is Tess. I live in Michigan where winter NEVER ends, it seems! [​IMG] I had chickens briefly about 10 years ago, but had a freak thing happen concerning a rooster attacking my toddler so badly that when we went to the emergency room they thought he went through the windshield! But....from what I've learned, apparently that is a real oddity and my youngest is now 11, so figured we'd give it another try because we LOVED having them! (and he can run faster now! [​IMG] )

    So last weekend I woke hubby up and made him take me to a 'Bird Exchange' at the fairgrounds about 40 miles away by 6:00 AM so I'd 'get the good ones' before they were all picked over! haha He's a keeper! We were there with cages and flashlights in hand by 5:50 and I brought home 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Golden Laced Wyandott's and 2 Isa Brown's! All pullets.....but still hunting for a couple of other breeds for my small little well-loved chicken family! I've carefully chosen the breeds because, "Nice DOES matter" and I want a FRIENDLY flock! [​IMG]

    I've forgotten a lot over the years and was really happy to find this forum! You can read all the magazine articles and books that you want, but NOTHING compares to a group like this one, sharing personal experience!

    Thanks for having me! (more like, 'putting UP with me!) [​IMG]

    Ok! I'm off to check out some posts!

    Tess
     
  2. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Miane.....
     
  3. chickflick247

    chickflick247 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Hesperia,Ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    welcome from Missouri!! [​IMG]
     
  6. BartsTess

    BartsTess New Egg

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    Nice to meet you! [​IMG]

    Sorry, I forgot to mention everyone ELSE who resides here in our nest!

    Eventually married my high school sweetheart and first love. (took him us a couple of false starts, but we made it!) We have 6 kids combined (he had custody of his 2 sons and I had 2 sons and a daughter when we merged. Then we HURRIED and had one son together before my eggs dried up! haha) , but are down to only 2 remaining at home. Feels almost like an empty nest already and I'm trying to fill the void AND trying to learn to cook SMALL! (we eat most dinners at least twice, sometimes more! lol)

    We have 3 grand daughters, 1 grandson and ALL of them live over 1500 miles away! (AZ and WA) [​IMG]

    We also have 3 horses, 8 German Shepherds (not a typo! I am a kennel, although I haven't had pups in a couple of years) and 2 Australian Shepherds, one barn cat, 7 chicks and a partridge in a pear tree!

    ps. We love the Lord too, but (don't hate me!) we don't attend church often. My bad. I know. [​IMG]
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]
     
  8. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join.
     
  10. chickflick247

    chickflick247 Chillin' With My Peeps

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