Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by raurawarrior, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. raurawarrior

    raurawarrior New Egg

    Sep 11, 2015
    Milton, Vermont

    I'm raurawarrior! I actually joined a little while ago but I haven't gotten the chance to go on the site since. So, allow me to introduce myself!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    My family first got chickens about 6 years ago. My mom introduced the idea and we've had them ever since!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    We have 15 right now. We first started off with a flock of twelve, but lost six to sickness and raccoons. Then when all the birds in the first flock were about 3 we got a second flock of twelve more birds. We then added 8 more just last spring.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    The first flock we had consisted of 6 Rhode Island Reds (Annabelle, Melbajane, Autumn, Ruby, Red, and Jewel) and 6 Barred Rocks (Allison, Roxy, Silver, Flopsy, Hawksy, and Birchwood). The second flock has 2 Speckled Sussex (Precious and Luka), 2 Buff Orpingtons (Venus and Sweetheart), 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes (Esperanza and Snow White), 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes (Crystal and Wings), and 4 Ameraucanas (Fawn, Angel, Spring, and Zoboomafoo). The third flock has 2 Black Australorps (Loki and Ebony), 2 White Leghorns (Ivory and Skadi), 2 Ameraucanas (Lily and Luna), and 2 Black Sex Links (Milkyway and Andromida). I hope to get a flock of breeding Cochins next.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    I found out about BackYardChickens.com through breed research. This site has great information!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I sing, act, dance, read, write, and draw. I'm a techie, and a big geek for Star Wars and Marvel!

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    My family and I live in Vermont. I am the oldest of two. We have 4 betta fish and two cats, Patches and Freckles.

    Thanks for reading! I can't wait to become a part of such a great community!

  2. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - sounds like you are well on your way into the obsession of chicken keeping and have a lovely flock with great plans for moving forward -- are you planning to work with bantam or large fowl cochin?
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us [​IMG]

    all the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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