Howdy everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by heysues, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. heysues

    heysues Hatching

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    We are new to raising chickens. We got our first four (3 hens, 1 rooster, all Ameraucanas) about mid summer last year. Unfortunately, our rooster didn't make it but a couple months. He was 5yrs old when we got him and we were told then that he probably wouldn't live much longer due to his age. It's shame because we grew quite fond of him. Since then, we have acquired 5 more (4 hens and another rooster) for a grand total of 8. We now have 5 Ameraucanas, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Wyandotte, and our big boy, a Langshan.

    So far they have been a fun experience. Our youngest son really likes them, and honestly, I have enjoyed them much more than I expected. They definitely are not as I'll tempered as the ones I remember on the farm as a child.

    Hope all is well with everyone, and you find as much, if not more, enjoyment with your flock as we have found with ours.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. I'm sorry for the loss of your rooster. It's always sad to lose one of our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".

    I'm sorry for the loss of your rooster.[​IMG] It sounds like you have a nice flock now, though! Good luck with them. If you have any questions, just ask! We'll be happy to help in any way we can.[​IMG]
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.

    So sorry about the rooster, honestly I would have thought he would he would have lived longer.

    It is surprising how much we learn from and really appreciate our small flocks. They are so much fun.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock
     
  8. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your loss![​IMG]
     

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