Introducing myself, and the ladies

Millard

Chirping
Oct 15, 2018
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The curve of the Danube, Hungary
Hello!

My name is Richard and I live in Hungary, near Budapest.

(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
(1) We first got chickens when I was around the age of 6, and I got my first own bantam pair for my 10th birthday, and, considering I'm 30 now, I would say that I'm not new to chickens.

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
(2) Currently I own 10 lovely hens.

(3) What breeds do you have?
(3) 3 of them are Booted Bantams, 5 of them are Cochin Bantams, and I have 2 Lakenvelder Bantams.

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
(4) Well, a long time ago when I was reading about the different bantam breeds. (Google is your friend, after all.)

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
(5) Reading books, watching movies & series, riding the bike and hiking. Travelling as well, but that is on hold with my 14 month old daughter :D

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
(6) I live together in a family house with a small garden with my wife and aforementioned daughter. And of course the ten tiny ladies. We currently have no other pets, but plan to have a border collie to look out for the ladies - human and fowl.
I work as an accountant for an American company.

(7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
(7) I have known about BYC for at least ten years now... Why I finally joined is due to two reasons:
- I wanted to anyway, since we finally moved in our own house now, and want to grow the flock
- I had a specific question which I thought the great community here could help answer, and indeed they did! :) For which I am very grateful!

(The pictures are of my booted bantams and lakenvelder bantams, the cochin bantams are new additions.)

Thank you for reading this!
Have a great day,
Richard
 

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Shadrach

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Hello!

My name is Richard and I live in Hungary, near Budapest.

(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
(1) We first got chickens when I was around the age of 6, and I got my first own bantam pair for my 10th birthday, and, considering I'm 30 now, I would say that I'm not new to chickens.

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?
(2) Currently I own 10 lovely hens.

(3) What breeds do you have?
(3) 3 of them are Booted Bantams, 5 of them are Cochin Bantams, and I have 2 Lakenvelder Bantams.

(4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
(4) Well, a long time ago when I was reading about the different bantam breeds. (Google is your friend, after all.)

(5) What are some of your other hobbies?
(5) Reading books, watching movies & series, riding the bike and hiking. Travelling as well, but that is on hold with my 14 month old daughter :D

(6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
(6) I live together in a family house with a small garden with my wife and aforementioned daughter. And of course the ten tiny ladies. We currently have no other pets, but plan to have a border collie to look out for the ladies - human and fowl.
I work as an accountant for an American company.

(7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
(7) I have known about BYC for at least ten years now... Why I finally joined is due to two reasons:
- I wanted to anyway, since we finally moved in our own house now, and want to grow the flock
- I had a specific question which I thought the great community here could help answer, and indeed they did! :) For which I am very grateful!

(The pictures are of my booted bantams and lakenvelder bantams, the cochin bantams are new additions.)

Thank you for reading this!
Have a great day,
Richard
Welcome to BYC Millard.
With 20+ years of chicken keeping experience maybe you should be helping us with our questions.:)
I have a question for you. Did your bantams try to roost in trees?
 

Millard

Chirping
Oct 15, 2018
26
77
67
The curve of the Danube, Hungary
Welcome to BYC Millard.
With 20+ years of chicken keeping experience maybe you should be helping us with our questions.:)
I have a question for you. Did your bantams try to roost in trees?
Thank you!
Only one of my breeds, the lakenvelder chicken tried to roost on trees. When I got them at 5 months old and let them out into the garden from their pen in the evenings/late afternoon, I had to take them off our apricot tree at dusk for the first few weeks and put them in their house to roost where they are safer. After a while they started to roost in their coop voluntarily :D

Do you have bantams that like to roost on trees?
 

Millard

Chirping
Oct 15, 2018
26
77
67
The curve of the Danube, Hungary

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