Howdy Y'all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Keeperoflock, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Keeperoflock

    Keeperoflock Songster

    Mar 10, 2018
    Central Indiana
    Greetings! We are a 62 and 60 year old married couple of 45 years this year. Hubby is an Appalachian transplant and I'm a native stay-at-home Hoosier. We had an urban chicken "gathering" about 15 years ago but due to health at the time just couldn't keep them. :hmm We have a 1/2 acre homestead where we grow 2 gardens and another smaller one in an elderly neighbors yard in exchange for fresh veggies. I do a lot of canning, dehydrating and freezing. I guess you could say we are somewhat of preppers. Basically we prepare for hard times as hubbies job slows down in the winter.

    Son moved to the country just recently and is starting his chicken "gathering". I have officially been bitten once again. SO, we have a new "gathering" of 3 Rhode island Reds, 3 Leghorns, and 3 Ameraucana. I, of course, am the Keeperoflock and I'm looking forward to getting back into the chicken swing of things and the fresh eggs. :clap So are my neighbors. One of our neighbors got upset with us when we had to get rid of our earlier flock (he loved hearing the rooster crow) so he is going to be pleased once again.

    Nice to meet y'all! :highfive:
    hannahgood, Plip, penny1960 and 6 others like this.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:

    CURRENT COOP CONTEST click here >>#1

    The 9th Annual BYC Easter Hatchalong!
    Plip, penny1960, Joeschooks and 2 others like this.
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  4. Keeperoflock

    Keeperoflock Songster

    Mar 10, 2018
    Central Indiana

    Thanks for the link! I'll check it out for sure.
  5. Rick&chickTampa

    Rick&chickTampa Songster

    Aug 22, 2017
    Tampa, FL
    Welcome Keeperoflock, I am a transplanted Hoosier myself. Been living in FL for about 40 years but still a Hoosier at heart. What part of the state are you in. I came from a small town SE of Indy called Connersville.
    Keeperoflock, Plip, penny1960 and 3 others like this.
  6. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Crowing

    Sep 19, 2017
    Southern California
    cocka doodle doo.gif
    Greetings Keeperoflock, Welcome to BYC!
    Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.
    - Thomas S. Monson :frow
    Keeperoflock, Plip, penny1960 and 3 others like this.
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Keeperoflock, Plip, penny1960 and 2 others like this.
  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    A very warm welcome! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
    Keeperoflock, Plip, penny1960 and 2 others like this.
  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    Welcome! Be sure to visit your state thread, and the many gardening threads. There are also some DIY threads, and some "cooking" threads. The learning center is also loaded with good information. I'm coming up on 62 myself! I have a neighbor who enjoys the crow of the rooster as well. Neighbor will often stand at the end of his driveway and crow at my rooster! I started pressure canning 2 seasons ago, am getting my feet wet with dehydration. Bought a new freezer in November, so looking forward to an other growing season!
    penny1960, 007Sean and drumstick diva like this.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens :wee

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: