Hi, introducing myself!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MykaMom, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. MykaMom

    MykaMom Chirping

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    After decades of wanting backyard chickens, in 2008 I ordered 5 barred rock pullets from a local feed store. They were barred rocks, alright, but 4 pullets and 2 cockerels. Yes, their math was wrong but I got a free chick out of it. This was a great introduction to keeping chickens.

    Fast forward to 2019 and I have 1 10-year old black lace silver wyandotte and a 4-year old rescue golden comet.

    We were in a different feed store yesterday when my daughter surprised me with 7 chicks! They're a mixed flock of 2 olive egger, 1 buff orpington, an australorpe, 1 cinnamon queen, 1 rir, and 1 black laced gold wyandotte. We named them all this morning, lol.

    I'm disabled and home 24/7. My kids are grown. I need something to keep me focused while encouraging me to stay active and go outside. I find the soft clucking of foraging hens soothing while uplifting. Plus the eggs are fabulous!

    Due to my disability issues, my hobbies have narrowed significantly. I'm trying to build 4 raised bed square-foot gardens this year. I also scrapbook and crochet when my hands cooperate.

    I have twins, now aged 29. My daughter lives with me while my son lives an hour away. I am owned by a yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Myka and my son's red and white Siberian Husky, Cinnamon.


    I've been aware of BYC for years now but never joined in until now. While I was reading posts regarding bantys mixing with full sized chickens, I saw a post about a dying hen and had to answer.

    Dont know how often I will post, but BYC will continue to be a great online resource!
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Welcome!
    I'd love to see a photo of your boss.
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  3. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  4. MykaMom

    MykaMom Chirping

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    Be careful what you wish for, lol. I have had Myka since he was 2 months old. I finished his hand feeding myself. I had lots of bird experience before him, just not an Amazon. He was(and is) my dream bird.
     
  5. MykaMom

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    MykaMom Chirping

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    My pictures tend to be a bit blurry, I cant ever seem to hold still enough. Especially when myka wants to bite the phone!
     
  8. rjohns39

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    So pretty:love
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    WOW Welcome to Backyard Chickens beautiful birds we all love photos I get to claim it is vision that hinders me head scratching green.gif hmm.png
     
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