Introducing my birds..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kateskookychooks, May 25, 2019.

  1. kateskookychooks

    kateskookychooks Chirping

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    Hi everybody I just wanted to introduce myself here.. here goes!

    I thought I would just use the template to make things easier!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am fairly new myself, I grew up around them my Grandparents had them but I only got interested in them myself in the past 12 months. We found a chicken in the middle of the road at work (I work in the countryside), it was injured and weak. We nursed it back to health and it sparked this love affair with chickens!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    At work - around 15 chickens, 2 peafowl and 6 peafowl eggs in an incubator.
    Home - 9 newly hatched chicks + 6 peafowl eggs in an incubator.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Work - pekins, wyandotte, hybrics, a few frizzle hybrids and a pair of peafowl.
    Home - mainly pekins but some gold and silver laced birds and a buff orpington, all still tiny at 2 days old!

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    I just love caring for animals, I work in animals hence why I work in the countryside. I prefer to socialise with an animal than a human!!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I travel around the UK attending cat shows with 1 or 2 of my four cats and I also like photography.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have 2 British Shorthair cats and 2 Oriental Shorthair cats and I also have a tank full of shrimps and a few fish!

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

    I have been looking on here noseying for advice and information for so long I thought it was about time to join!

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    The pen we built for our chickens all inspired from the chicken we found in the road...
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    The chicken we named Karl after our gardener on the day we found them.
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    Karl grew up to be an absolute monster!! Unfortunately Karl has passed away now but I hope they enjoyed their extended time here!

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    Gin the peacock showing off, this is his first breeding year and although we didn't think he would produce the goods at 2 yrs old so far all peacock eggs that have been candled are fertile in the incubators.

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    Not something you see everyday, a very good doggo at work with his flock.
    Last but not least 3 of my 9 newly hatched chicks at home (yes I name them even without knowing their sex, and yes I like Marvel comics), it was my first attempt at incubating and 9 out of 10 hatched (the 10th died 1 week into incubation), I am hoping I have as much success with the peacock eggs but I know they are not so simple.. fingers crossed!

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  2. mesalina87

    mesalina87 Songster

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    Hello and welcome and thanks for joining the flock. What a beautiful story. Love the coop! :)
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Kate, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Excellent intro post!! Your dog has nerves of steel.
    What work do you actually do in the countryside with animals?
    Karl was a meat bird. It is sad just how often I have heard of these poor babies being found in the road having fallen off the truck on the way to be butchered. Bless your heart for giving him a better life. :love
    I really love your pictures. Thank you so much for sharing.
     
  6. kateskookychooks

    kateskookychooks Chirping

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    Thank you, more zoo type pen than a chicken coop. We tell customers at work to walk in the direction of the zoo style pen to find the chickens lol! You can't see how far back it goes, it has more square ft than my house for sure!! :D
     
  7. kateskookychooks

    kateskookychooks Chirping

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    I work with cats in a cattery mainly, that is my proper job but it seems to of become cattery/chicken lady/horse helper/anything else! The chickens are unknowingly cat entertainment!
    When we took that photo with the dog (unfortunately not mine) he was sat there shaking like a leaf whilst all the chickens pecked around him, not the bravest of dogs but will do anything he is told to do!

    We gathered Karl was a meat bird and we knew they wouldn't live a long life but we're glad they got to feel some freedom before passing away.
     
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Kate :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. Roostie

    Roostie Chirping

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    I wonder what Chris hemsworth would think if he knew people named their chickens after his marvel character...
    also, welcome to BYC!!!:welcome:celebrate:frow:ya
     

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