Hi! I’m Ashley

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AshRosc, May 22, 2019.

  1. AshRosc

    AshRosc Chirping

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    I am new to chickens! I just got 6 hens yesterday and a 12 wk old rooster. I am not entirely sure of the breeds yet. The seller told me, but I can’t remember what he said they were. I wanted to get chickens because I love animals and I thought they would be a good place to start. My husband and I bought a 12 acre farm (complete with an old chicken coop) last summer and we are looking forward to doing some “farm” stuff now. So far they have been really fun to watch.
    Some of my hobbies are crafting, camping, and yoga.
    I am a stay at home mom and wife. I have 2 children; an 8 year old daughter and a 3 year old son. I also have a nearly 2 year old border collie/lab mix rescue pup. I look forward to chatting with everyone here! I have done enough research to feel comfortable enough to get started with chickens, but I still have so many more questions. Thank you in advance for your help
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Ashley and welcome to BYC and congrats on your new hobby.

    Here are some links to key resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Ashley, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Feel free to post pictures of your flock members and well jump in with opinions on breed(s).
     
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  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello AshRosc.
    Welcome to BYC.
    Have you introduced your collie to the chickens yet?
     
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  5. AshRosc

    AshRosc Chirping

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    Somewhat. He is WAY too interested in them right now, so I’m just letting him smell the coop while I’m in it with them. The baby rooster escaped and he chased after him so we’re not doing too well so far lol he is typically very easy to train though so I’m sure once I spend some more time teaching him to just leave them alone he will be ok. We just let him roam the property as he pleases so I really don’t want to change that but for the time being he can only run around outside if I’m out there with him.
     
  6. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as we all do!
     
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  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi Ashley and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have Lots of FUN! :wee
     
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    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  10. AshRosc

    AshRosc Chirping

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    Thanks!!
     

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