I'm in love (alternatively .... what did I do?)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HeyHo, May 17, 2018.

  1. HeyHo

    HeyHo Songster

    May 17, 2018
    It has been three weeks since I got the call from the post office. In that time, as you all already know, my 8 chicks have gone from puffballs to dinosaurs. I have watched, mesmerized and enchanted, as they eat and poop and sprout strange growths from their bodies. I've lost one in a long, slow, inexplicable decline (RIP Lulu). I'm paranoid that my SS is a rooster (those feet!). I wonder: am I designing enough ventilation into the coop? Is peat moss or organic top soil better for dust bathing? Why won't Rosie use the nipple drinkers?!?

    Every google search leads to backyardchickens.com. I love the tone and nature of the threads, the wisdom of the masses. I have read all of the usual books, which are wonderful. But they can only ever be one person's perspective. This is a community and I appreciate the differing perspectives.

    So I figured I would join and introduce myself before I needed to send an SOS. Thanks in advance!
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Set 40 eggs Jan. 2!

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    It is great having you here!

    You are already getting into chicken math:

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under HeyHo :frowWelcome!

    Great intro; thank you for sharing! :clap

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your dinosaurs, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may be interested in these links:
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Backyard Chickens at your service. Thank you for joining the flock :frow
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  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Welcome to BYC - you have some great links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best

    Pork Pie
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and welcome to BYC!
    Great to have you here with us.
    Thanks for joining. :)
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  8. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

    Apr 6, 2016
    SW France
    :frow:frowhello and welcome! i joined for similar reasons - all searches lead to here so may as well just be here :lau Everyone is lovely and very helpful - I've learnt huge amounts!
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