Hi I'm new to everything chicken!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mountain_artist, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Mountain_artist

    Mountain_artist Chirping

    Apr 6, 2018
    Western North Carolina
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes, we just got 4 Barred Plymouth Rocks, hopefully pullets from TSC, though I have my doubts that they are ALL girls!!
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Just 4 babies, but I'd like more already ;)
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Barred Rocks, but I'd love some bantams!
    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Internet searches for coops
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I am an artist, I live in the Smoky Mountains and enjoy all things outdoors. We just bought a house on a mountain, and are in the very early stages of becoming more self-sufficient.
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have a husband, also an artist/teacher, and two little girls ages 8 and 4. We have 2 geriatric cats and a mountain mutt dog who likes to mother the baby chicks--he always herds the kids in the yard and is very protective of us ever since we rescued him from a dumpster as a puppy, he looks like an Irish Wolf Hound shrunk down to 1/3 the size lol, and I'm hoping his herding and protection tendencies will work well for chickens.
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
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  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello :frowwelcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do. :D
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  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    It sounds like you have a nice place!

    If you would like to chat with other members in your general area, here's a link to the state threads:]

    Best of luck with all your plans!
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Would love to see a photo of your dog. I can't imagine a Wolfhound like dog reduced to 1/3 it's size. Sounds like a perfect fit for a house dog.
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  7. GracieJ

    GracieJ Songster

    Feb 16, 2018
    Wales, UK
    :welcome We hope you enjoy being a member and it sounds like a lovely set up you have there!
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  8. Mountain_artist

    Mountain_artist Chirping

    Apr 6, 2018
    Western North Carolina
    This is Finnegan, the "teacup wolfhound," as my husband like to call him! He likes the chickies so far, and lays by their box at night until they go to sleep. DSC_0023.JPG DSC_0008.JPG
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Mountain_artist :frowWelcome and Congratulations! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

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