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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rachook, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. rachook

    rachook Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2015
    Hi everyone, my name is Rachel. I'm brand new here so just wanted to say hi. I'm very new to the wonderful world of chickens so looking forward to learning much more from you all, and hearing about your beautiful chickens too.
    I have 3 lovely silkies - I started with two, and purchased them from a farm, however one of them was sick with a viral infection and would have been unwell before I received her, so she didn't live for very long, which was really upsetting as I fell immediately in love with my girls - and it highlighted to me how much I have to learn about them. I did grow up with chickens in our backyard as a child, but that was quite some time ago, so I would say I'm very new to all of this.
    So I have two new girls, and one of my originals and they're doing really well, but not laying yet.They're slowly getting used to me and not seeing me as threatening, but I'm yet to be able to reach out and touch them without them getting jumpy.
    My partner has just moved in with me and thinks it's hilarious how much I adore my chickens and dote on them - he doesn't really get it, but he does like them, more than he lets on!
    I saw backyard chickens.com on Facebook, as one of my friends tagged me in a post they saw, as they all know I'm mad about my chickens and tease me about it regularly (which I quite enjoy honestly).

    I'm 31, I'm in Tasmania, Australia and really happy to meet anyone, so feel free to say hi and throw any information or advise my way at any time. I'm very eager to know as much as I can, so that I can continue to have healthy happy girls.
    Thanks for reading. :)
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Rachel, welcome to BYC. Click on 'The Learning Center' at the top of the page and then check out the forums that interest you. Good luck with your flock.
  3. CaseyV

    CaseyV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2013
    The Silkie in your avatar is gorgeous!
  4. rachook

    rachook Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 6, 2015
    isn't she?! this is Phoebe. :)
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    G'day and very nice to meet you Rachel. Welcome to Backyard chickens. There is a very good thread called "Australia, six states and one funny little island." Maybe

    you can find someone else with silkies there - that is more concerned about keeping them healthy. I'm not certain but I think Australia has the larger silkies in US we only have bantam size.
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Rachel, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nice to have you here. x2 on sourland's suggestion to check out the Learning Center, there is a world of articles there on all sorts of poultry topics. And ask questions if you need to, everyone here is helpful.

    Have fun with those silkies!
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 10, 2013
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!

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