Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alien Tea, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Alien Tea

    Alien Tea In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Just coming in to introduce myself - been lurking for the last week or so!

    Questions from the question thread thingy:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yep, brand new to chickens, we got 4 point-of-lay pullets on monday (it's now thursday). I have house-sat/pet sat chickens before though!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Starting off with 4 - we didn't want more eggs than we could eat!

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Ours are some sort of hybrid - they are reddish brownish and have a lovely nature, and are supposed to be excellent layers - that's all we know.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    From googling my chicken questions - I've had many questions, and almost always, the best answers google turns up for me are from here.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I love to read, anything from YA fiction (Tamora Pierce! John Marsden, so many great authors), to classics (Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters etc), to more modern stuff - like sylvia plath, nabokov... and also less high-brow stuff like the sookie stackhouse series... I read pretty much anything if it's entertaining. I'm also interested in feminism - but don't worry, I'm not an angry man-hater, and I'm certianly not here to be political!

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I'm a nanny and a student nurse. I live with my parents - my mother is the actual owner of the chickens.

    Hello everyone, and thanks for this great forum - what a fabulous resource for people learning about how to care for chickens!
  2. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    [​IMG] from S.E. Michigan
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
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  8. Alien Tea

    Alien Tea In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Thanks everyone!!
  9. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!! [​IMG]
  10. Alien Tea

    Alien Tea In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2011
    Oh, I just worked out my chickens are most likely a hybrid of rhode island red and light sussex chickens. The place where we bought them didn't say so (neither did we ask)- but they sell on to another place and that place says that that's what they are on their website. They call them ISA browns, but I thought ISA browns were rhode island red/rhode island white hybrids.

    Either way, they seem to have lovely natures, even though one is quite bossy and pecks!

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