Introducing me :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HPTheChickenTender, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. HPTheChickenTender

    HPTheChickenTender In the Brooder

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    Hello

    Greetings BYC. I am new to the community. I wanted chickens for about ten years before I got them and finally broke the seal 3 years ago with a small flock of 4. I then hatched a few and bought 5 different breeds from a feed store. Unfortunately, my flock dwindled down to 7 this past year, and my favorite hen (Iggy) was taken by a raccoon, just a few weeks ago.

    I currently have 6 laying hens, a rooster, and 30 chicks (3 of the chicks are Iggy’s….because I thought I was hatching Welsummer eggs…but it was a neat surprise)

    I have mostly Welsummers and Jersey Giants, but I also have a Buff Orpington and Silver Lace Wyandotte from a hatchery. I have a black sex link that I hatched from my Welsummer rooster and one of my two cuckoo marans.

    I wanted chickens for thoughts of “self-sustainability” but their personalities have won me over. I am fascinated at what comes naturally to them and how they interact with each other and their environment.

    I have too many other hobbies to list, from classic cars to raising tilapia.

    I am in healthcare sales and a doctoral student for public health beginning my dissertation.

    I have known about BYC for years and have read several posts. I decided to significantly expand my flock this year and start breeding and wanted to participate in the discussion and engage in the community.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :frow Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  5. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    hithere.gif Good luck in your breeding program! Hope you enjoy it here at BYC!
     
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Please make yourself at home.

    This is a useful link of 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
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your flock journey and those 30 chicks! Sounds like a handful.
     

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