Introducing myself and my chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dinornis, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. Dinornis

    Dinornis Chirping

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    Hello there -

    Here's some fax about me:
    • My username, dinornis, was a genus of immense, flightless birds that dwelled on New Zealand prior to the arrival of humans. They were preyed upon by the significantly-smaller but extremely powerful haast's eagle.
    • when I get older, I plan on opening an organic, completely free-ranging poultry farm. Potential poultry include chickens, ducks, geese, and maybe emus
    • as the username suggests, my favorite animal is dinornis robustus, the South Island giant moa

    Extinct birds aside, let's look at some modern-day ones, shall we?
    • six golden buffs
    • six golden-laced wyandottes
    • two barred rocks
    • one egyptian fayoumi (my personal hen, and my favorite one at that)
    • one speckled sussex
    • one australorp (our flock's head hen)
    • no roos at the moment

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    Here's a closeup of one of the golden buffs, staring into the camera with her reptilian eyes



    image3 (5).jpeg Here's one of the golden-laced wyandottes foraging alongside one of six nigerian dwarf goats. When first introduced, the goats were very confused that they weren't, in fact, the only animals that lived in the pen




    image2 (7).jpeg One of two barred rocks. During her pullet years, she took to roosting in the rafters of the coop and pecking anyone who tried to help her get down. "I can get down myself, thank you very much!''



    image1 (10).jpeg My egyptian fayoumi hen, who has the fitting name of Tyrannosaurus Rex. She's smaller than I thought, but she's got an unbelievable amount of fight in her. She serves as the flock's "alarm bird'' in the absence of a rooster.

    This is my first time raising chickens, and i'm having an unbelievably fun time. Initially I wasn't too sure about taking part in caring for them, but as soon as the 'rents brought home that box full of little peeping fluffballs, I was hooked.

    Thanks for reading!
     

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  2. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  3. Dinornis

    Dinornis Chirping

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    thanks! I'm pretty excited to start out in this forum, seems like a pretty chill place to be
     
  4. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! Great bio!
     
  5. Kiki

    Kiki Previously Texas Kiki

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  6. CatWhisperer

    CatWhisperer Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. This is a great place to learn all you need to know about your chickens and learn more. Lots of experts here to help. Where do you live?
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC - that's a great introduction.
     
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice intro! Thanks for sharing pictures of your chickens!
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your flock!
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Nice intro.
     

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