Hi I'm New Here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CarrieLynn72, May 25, 2019.

  1. CarrieLynn72

    CarrieLynn72 In the Brooder

    May 24, 2019
    I recently signed up here but I have read articles here when I need to look up something. I am from Southern California, and maybe some of you know what has been going on there. Its scary so I am kinda nervous to post too much about me here. I don't want the bad guys to get us. I hope its safe here to talk about stuff.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I have had chickens a few years and have alot to learn. Sometimes I don't know what to do in certain situations and have experienced some with results that were not good even though I tried.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    It's under 20. We did have more. We want to get more hopefully whenever that stupid quarantine is over and they leave us alone.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Our older hens are Buff Orpingtons, a white leghorn, a black gold laced wyandotte (sp?). We also have a few RIR x White leghorns, 2 RIR, 1 Brahma, 1 EE, 1 Cochin.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    I have a chair in our chicken area and I love to sit in there & watch them. I love fresh eggs and the country lifestyle.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Model horses & arts & crafts.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I live here with my husband, 4 cats & 3 dogs & the girls. We came to our home after I lost my Mom & Dad in 2015 & my Dad's sister in 2016. I have gone through alot of traumatizing stuff starting with when my dad passed in July 2015. Mom in September 2015. I enjoy being here and having our animals as therapy and just to relax and just try to heal from what I have gone through. People have not made it easy for me.

    My husband is on disability due to seizures. I am not working and have been living off money from my family that passed. I am trying to do artwork and sell stuff to make money last. My mind & emotions have made it hard for me to go back to work plus I have worked for horrible places and just don't want to work for someone else.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    I found BYC while searching and also the facebook groups I am in like SOB Save Our Birds, and a few others.

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Carrie Ann, hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do.
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Carrie :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  4. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock over there, and I hope that thing's get cleared up on that problem for all of you in that area.
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link above. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  7. cluckcluckhens

    cluckcluckhens Songster

    May 4, 2015
    Hi and welcome.

    I am not new to chickens. We got chickens in 2012 and had 14. First it was ms chicky, Rooster, six Australops, six - three silver and gold Wyandotte. We are down to the original three hens.

    Come tomorrow we have had 8 chicks for two weeks. Couple of the breeds are about a month and the other is about 3 weeks old. I guess we have 11 chickens now. Silver Wyandotte, Gold Wyandottes, 3 Australops, 2 Welsummers and 3 my Ms Chicky breed which is Golden Sex Links. Watching the seniors to see who gets more treats.

    Favorite is fighting for the eggs and great entertainment watching our seniors.
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Here's hoping that for you and the rest of those in the area you are in that the quarantine is lifted soon. Inconvenient though it may be, it is vital to prevent the spread of that horrible disease. Someone from your area thoughtlessly spread it to another state. It's there for a reason. It will lift eventually. Take care.
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee

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