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Hi, I'm Jaime and I'm very new to chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MadameDork, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. MadameDork

    MadameDork Chirping

    Oct 3, 2011
    Western WA
    Hello! I tend to be an ubernerd who gets engrossed with my pets and hobbies. The silliest example would be when I had a work Betta fish and knew way more than anyone would have to know about them. [​IMG] I love my pets (currently two dogs and five chicks). I had so many questions that I couldn't find on the general internet that I decided to join a forum, and now I'm here.

    Why chickens for me? It started when five hens would wonder around our work. I guess a woman had a coop behind one of the shops and would let them run around during the day. No need to worry for them. I work in a farming community and the industrial park is set back and next to a farm. Cars aren't an issue and we haven't seen predictors due to the office dogs who also run around. Thankfully, our office dog seemed scared of them and kept his distance. Anyways, I loved seeing them waddle around outside my window, but then they sold the office and the chickens moved. [​IMG]

    My neighbors have chickens so I decided to investigate more and everyone I talked to who have them, love them. I found that the ones who say they are awful pets are those who haven't had them. Since I made up my mind, I went Friday September 23rd and picked my five babies. Two Austrolorps, two Americana (well, that is what they called them, but I already know they are mostly likely EE's) and one Rhode Island Red. I adore them and can spend a good chunk of time just watching them, as can our one dog as she's a bird dog and is really concerned about them. But she only wants to watch, not eat.

    You may end up seeing me post a lot. I used to be really involved with the Xbox (video games) forums to the point Microsoft made me a Moderator. Madame Dork is actually my gamertag, but it has become a large part of my life so I tend to use it for my usernames. I have since stepped back from being a Mod, but I had made a lot of great friends there and I hope to here as well. Can't wait to get to know more of you. [​IMG]

    Oh, and my blog for my chicks. The nerd in me couldn't resist.

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    [​IMG] Chickens are awesome they have way more personality then most pets do and they can learn tricks(pretty simple tricks, but still tricks) I have trained mine to hop up into my lap and eat out of my hand.[​IMG]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, MadameDork and [​IMG]! Have fun on BYC!! [​IMG]
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC. I also have australorps. I think chickens are great and that every one should have some. Lot's of people just thing chickens are just chickens, but to me there more then that there like pet's and I like them as much as any other animal.[​IMG]
  5. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Songster

    May 31, 2011
    Byhalia Ms
    Hello and [​IMG] from MS chickens are fun and funny to watch enjoy glad you joined!!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Songster

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    [​IMG] from Texas. I'm also a video gaming nerd and I also have Easter Eggers as well as Silkies and are very good breed of chicken. Silkies tend to go broody alot and are great mothers. Easter Eggers are also a good breed for their colorful eggs that they lay from blue, pink and green.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011

  8. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you aboard!

  9. Lynndaybrown

    Lynndaybrown Chirping

    Sep 23, 2011
    I tend to be an ubernerd who gets engrossed with my pets and hobbies.

    I'm the exact same way. My family says that my motto should be " Don't just do it, overdo it" [​IMG]
  10. dsquawker

    dsquawker Chirping

    Oct 1, 2011
    Bluegrass State
    Nice blog. I enjoyed it. Looks like you have a great little flock to start you out. Watch out though it gets obsessive and you always want more and more of all the different kinds. Its very addicting. Welcome and we all look forward to getting to know you. Perhaps you'll become an expert and a moderator of this forum too! Angela (dsquawker)

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