Hi - New to U

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NLadybug, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Hi there! I just found this web site yesterday, as I have gotten back into chicken farming again after 3 years. I thought I'd answer the official questions:

    Here is a sample template you can copy and paste into your post to help the introduction juices flow:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I got my first chickens back in 1981 when I inherited (Today they call it re-homing) a small flock with all the extras; feeder, waterer, nesting boxes -which were all ancient then. I've had chickens since then until 3 years ago, when they were all killed by ??; and since I wasn't feeling well enough to haul water, we haven't replaced them until this year.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    We have just inherited 14 chickens 2 days ago, so now here we go again! We now have 6 hens and a rooster, and 7 baby hatchlings (straight run), about 7 weeks old, I think.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Hens: 2 white cochins, 2 red (not sure which kind), 1 barred rock and what I think is a Delaware; and a red rooster, could be a RIR. The babies are mixed breed: The Delaware is the mother and the red rooster the father.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    From a link from another site

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Stained glass! gardening & painting

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My husband and I live out on the high plains of CO, SE of Denver. We have the cutest dog anywhere; a Sheltie named Duncan. We'd like to get a female too, but needs to be just right. Right now, I say that I am retired, but I have actually begun a small stained glass business.

    So glad to have chickens again! And just got my first egg today.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Now we need pictures of your chickens and stained glass art.

  3. My chickens are still all huddled in a corner of the henhouse. So I sprinkled some scratch just outside the door to encourage them to come out!
    For my stained glass, you can click on "website" under my picture <<
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from california
  6. Lolita

    Lolita Songster

    Nov 2, 2008
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort &amp; Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson and [​IMG] Congratulations on getting chickens again. Can we see pictures of stained glass chickens?
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Yes pics please. [​IMG]
  9. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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