Introducing myself as the new guy....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cchapmanelectric, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. cchapmanelectric

    cchapmanelectric In the Brooder

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    Hi all.
    My wife and I recently purchased my childhood home here in So Cali a year ago. We had always talked about a larger property than we had in the typical tract home where we were before and this is a great start with half acre. All the properties in this small town here are zoned for horses, primarily but all farm livestock is welcome in this little rural town in the center of larger city life areas.
    We've got 5 chickens ranging in age of approximately 10ish months to aroud 7 months for the last 2. One duck that we lost her mate a bit ago.
    I never dreamed chickens could have a personality! I figured they like you or they don't... nothing more. NOPE.... each one with it's own.
    We treat them as pets and let them "free range" on the back yard property. Mostly well manicured lawns with a 40 ft. pool that the duck seems to enjoy too much!
    I recently lost my Andalusian hen. She was my little baby. Run for me with open wings when I came home from being away. She died of heat being she found her way into my office without the AC on and a heat wave.
    We've got Americana's (2) (I'm still learning the breeds....) a yellow girl. a too with a tude.... I can't remember the exact breeds.
    There were more ideas of what to write on this introduction but I'll keep the novel to a minimum for now.
    Here's a pic of the little girl....
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC.

    I'm sorry about your hen. If heat is a big problem, there are a lot of threads on here about how to cool chickens down in hot weather. Most of the people with that problem recommend sprinklers and standing ice water for them to put their feet in (since chickens mainly cool off through feet and comb.)
     
  3. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community :yesss:
     
  7. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

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    Hello cchapmanelectric.
    Welcome to BYC.
    It's great when the town is animal tolerant.
     
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

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    I loved the picture of you and your baby, and I am so sorry she is gone. It looks like she had a great bond with you, and vice versa.

    Welcome to BYC, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It's a great place for people who recognize that chickens do, indeed, have personality!
     

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