Howdy from Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TortillaChile, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. TortillaChile

    TortillaChile New Egg

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    I don't actually every say "Howdy." Even though I live in the city in Texas where EVERYONE else does.

    I had backyard chickens as a kid in an urban area, so now that we live in a smaller town, I couldn't wait to get my own flock. I started by hatching out 4 silkie chicks in a 1970s incubator that worked like a little champ. Two of my four chicks started crowing after several months, but luckily the silkie breeder who gave me the eggs supplied the little guys a nice home. Since then, I have acquired 5 additional full-size hens of different types, most acquired as pullets but 2 acquired as full grown hens, from other backyard farmers looking to reduce their flocks. While I love getting eggs, my husband and I refer to our gals as "living yard art," so providing homes for the older hens wasn't a big deal.

    I've used this forum many times to reference different questions (and to assuage my fears while incubating eggs!), but a tragedy yesterday led me to post a (somewhat lengthy--sorry) thread in the "Emergency Diseases etc.) section. Yesterday was rough.

    Anyway, looking forward to being a part of this. I've never done this before!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I love the phrase "living yard art" :thumbsup
     
  3. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from a fellow Texan! Glad you decided to join!!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    glad you could join the flock[​IMG]sounds like you are doing just fine
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, TortillaChile, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! Good luck to you and your birds!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry to hear about your hen [​IMG]
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined.
     

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