Hi to fellow chicken-lovers!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GallusGirl, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. GallusGirl

    GallusGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    When I was a young child I had a Golden Sebright bantam rooster and a Mille Fleur d'Uccle hen, and their chicks were the most amazing pets I could dream of. (I've actually been a vegetarian since I was 10 years old because my pet hen was my best friend, and I couldn't possibly imagine eating such a worthwhile companion). It's been a long time since my childhood on the farm, but now I have a home and a big backyard of my own and I'm hoping for some hens to spoil...and maybe a few fresh eggs every once in a while.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Currently working towards obtaining my chickens and definitely in need of some help. I want 2-4 bantams like the ones I had growing up; Golden or Silver Sebrights, Mille Fleur d'Uccles, Belgium Bearded D'anvers, or Barbu de Grubbes would be my ideals. I'd also be happy with Japanese or Nankin bantams, something a little less "fancy," but I do prefer my chickens on the smaller side. Unfortunately, I'm having a lot of trouble finding small numbers of bantam pullets right now. The smaller the chicken, the harder it is to determine sex or ship in small quantities. This is a dilemma; legislature in my hometown allows up to 4 hens, but no roosters. I'd really rather not have to abandon any little roosters, but I'd also like the opportunity to socialize my future backyard chickens when they are chicks! Recommendations?

    (3) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I recently got a Master's degree in Osteoarchaeology at the University of Southampton and love to travel, but I'm also a huge fan of working around home and in my garden. I share a house with my boyfriend of 10 years or so and our Italian Greyhound Gianna (I found her on Craigslist about 3 years ago).

    Nice to meet you, this seems like a lovely internet community for people who love chickens as much as I always have!

    ~Laurel
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky and [​IMG]
     
  4. LovePolish2

    LovePolish2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Missouri! :)
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. GallusGirl

    GallusGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the lovely welcomes! Much appreciated, as are links and advice. I've been browsing the Buy-Sell-Trade and Breeders links, still haven't posted a "Wanted" ad yet as there seems to be a rule about not posting anything in the "Buy-Sell-Trade" forums until you have posted 20 times elsewhere...confusing, when you joined BYC to find a chicken. I'll try local Craiglist and breeders first, keep posting in other forums for a while, and then make myself a "Wanted" ad!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC. You might also try the "Where am I - Where are you" section to find people who live close to you who raise bantams. Best of luck finding your perfect little hens :)
     
  9. redneck farmer

    redneck farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Florida!![​IMG]
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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