Howdy Ya'll-- Horse family getting chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MeowPonyMix, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. MeowPonyMix

    MeowPonyMix In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I know minimal about chickens. At the moment I am working on building a chicken run/coop area.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    0

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Nothing.... yet.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    A simple google search sent me this way. This site has a plethora of information. Thank you!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    We have horses and adding goats soon to our family. So I love taking money and flushing it down the toilet.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I am married and own a small farmette. Previous owners did a number on it, so it has been a labor of love. I consider myself a polytape electric fence and t post guru.
     
  2. DelaneyMGB25

    DelaneyMGB25 Songster

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    Welcome to BYC!! I am also a horse fanatic! We currently have only 2, but we did have 7 a few years ago. What type of horses do you own? We have two bay quarters horses, and are hoping to breed our mare sometime next year! (Yes, we flush money down the toilet left and right as well :lau) Do you do anything thing with your horses, such as showing? Or trail/camping? I show my gelding, but the mare is currently just a pasture ornament!

    What type chickens are you planning on getting? Are you looking for production birds, hobby birds, or birds for showing?
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Read more

    Welcome to BYC!
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  4. MeowPonyMix

    MeowPonyMix In the Brooder

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    Hi Delaney!

    We currently have 3 rocky mountain horses. The breed is considered an engangered species! I have two black geldings (3 and 6 years old), and a chestnut mare (2) that I just positively adore. They're in a mixed herd. Perhaps the friendliest horses I've ever had. I am planning to utilize them for trail and endurance riding.

    I have to ask...I see MGB in your screenname. Are you into MGs, perchance? My husband has a 1968 MGB GT.

    Nice to meet you!
     
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  5. Pork Pie

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    Hi and welcome to BYC

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    This is a useful link relating to guides to read through - https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/website-announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3/?prefix_id=3

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  6. DelaneyMGB25

    DelaneyMGB25 Songster

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    Awesome! I’ve seen a few pictures of the Rockys, and have always loved them! My mare is 10ish, and my gelding is pretty old, 24, but that doesn’t stop him from being reckless and arrogant...just the other day we bathed him for a show, and tied him to the gate to dry, and he decided to take of running, ripping the gate off, dragging it behind him. Thankfully, it was a miracle he wasn’t hurt! I though he wouldn’t stop until he broke a leg. But he’s totally fine. He’s my baby, so I forgave him for tearing up my gate! My mare is a sweet heart! Her name is Raizen, and is pretty clingy!

    No, I honestly had to look up what a 1968 MGB GT was :lau
    MGB stands for modern Game Bantams in my dictionary! It’s the type of chickens I raise and show! They’re pretty awesome, small and friendly!
     
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  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie LORD OF THE FEED

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    My Coop
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Love your avatar, is it one of your drawings? So glad you joined us at BYC :ya
     

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