I'm Like the cartoon character Elmyra!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dsquawker, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. dsquawker

    dsquawker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Bluegrass State
    Hi everyone. I'm so excited to have found BYC and the forum. I had my first experience with owning my own chickens back in 2008 when we lived in NC. We had a small flock of 16. They all got captured and eaten by a fox except two - my Japanese Rosecomb pair. They flew high and since they were so agile could escape. The rooster fought off a hawk that wanted him for dinner. Amazing pair. The hen had just started to lay eggs when we moved. We decided to sell them and try again later. Now its 2011 and I have an even smaller flock of nine hens. They are in a really nice coop now and very much protected from all the predators up here the High Rockies of Woodland Park, Colorado. I am loving my chickens even more than the last because they are bigger and none are bantams. Plus they are all getting along and I got them all from three different places and people. This is what we have:

    2 Rhode Island Reds (one foot turned black and fell off so her name is stumpy)
    1 White Leghorn
    2 Black stars (sex-linked)
    1 Welsummer
    1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
    1 Blue Splashed Copper Maran
    1 Wheaten Maran

    I eventually want to have a larger flock with a variety of Wyandottes, Sussexes, Orpingtons, etc. I love learning about all the rare and cool looking breeds. I'm not so much into the game birds but they are the most beautiful - like my Welsummer. I am like Elmyra because I want to hug them, and kiss them, and squeeze them. I'm neurotic about taking care of them like taking care of my two working line German Shepherd Dogs. They are both sable and we breed them. But, anyway, I found BYC on the internet searching and researching breeds of chickens that I may want it the future. I love this forum because it is just like the German Shepherd Pedigree Database where I can meet other GSD enthusiasts. Just like the BYC I can see tons of photos and learn as much as I can about my chickens, other people's chickens and my future flock. We also want to get in to raising Merriam Turkeys because they are indigenous to this area and they are beautiful. We had some gobbling in our mountain neighborhood just yesterday. Also, couldn't believe it, I found a site that sells them for $25 a poult. Also found that Chocolate Orpington Bantam chickens were $125 a pop! Whoa. There's so much to learn and I'm ready for it.

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2011
  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
  3. dsquawker

    dsquawker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Bluegrass State
    Thanks for the welcome JulieNKC. I can't wait until I can post photos and get more involved in the forums!
  4. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    [​IMG] Hahaha, Great intro! [​IMG] I hope you have fun here.
  5. dsquawker

    dsquawker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Bluegrass State
    Wow Laceynoelle you have a lot of experience on this forum and you're chicken obsessed! I can't wait until I'm there too. I'm sure it will be shortly since its so addicting being on this forum and reading and reading and reading. Ha. Lol. Thanks for the welcome and I look forward to my learning. I will have lots of fun I'm sure.
  6. enjoyin' my chickens

    enjoyin' my chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hinesville, Ga
    A very warm welcome from South East Georgia
  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Welcome [​IMG]. Glad you are here [​IMG]
  8. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
  9. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    The Carolinas
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]

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