I'm new, too!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mikiki, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Mikiki

    Mikiki In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2019
    Spring Creek, NV
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, sort of. I bought my first chickens last spring, but they were kept at a friend's house until we finished our coop and run.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Well.. I started with 9 hens. Added 2 roos. And I'm down to 4 hens. 2 roos and 9 baby chicks. As well as the FOURTEEN eggs my daughter has in her incubator.

    (3) What breeds do you have? 4 arcauna/Americana (feed store purchase) hens and 1 roo. 1 roo who is a mixed breed. (He's pretty. I got him from my dad but he doesn't know what he is. Haha). Baby chicks: 3 are ones we hatched they are mixes from our hens. 2 are silkie. 2 are sapphire gems. 2 are Rhode island red. So... by chicken math
    . That's like 6 birds. ;)

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? Fresh eggs and happy chicks. I love getting to go out and watch our little flock and we get enough eggs for our family of 7 plus daycare kiddos and we get to share with friends and family.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Children. Haha. I like eating too much and complaining about my weight and binge watching shows when I'm pretending to have free time. Haha. For reals though, I like gardening. (Deep litter method for fresh compost? Heck yes) also, I may be turning my yard into a small farm... we will be adding goats next spring.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have 5 kids. I run a daycare from home. And I'm obsessed with permaculture and micro farms. :) my other half is a long haul truck driver, so I take care of the house while he's gone and he comes home to find new livestock and projects going.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    Google! Y'all kept coming up when I would search for my chickens. And so I got the app and I'm exploring!
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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of FUN! :wee
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  3. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crowing

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello and :welcome So glad you decided to join us! Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do and let us know if you ever need help with anything!
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  4. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
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  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
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  6. Cadence A Waller

    Cadence A Waller Crowing

    Feb 5, 2019
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow It is great that you decided to join us! :woot
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  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
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  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - it’s great that you have joined us. Please make yourself at home.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with your farming adventures.
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined our community.
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