Introducing Myself!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tanialorell, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. tanialorell

    tanialorell Hatching

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am new to chickens, although my husband has had some experience raising chickens when he was a child and teenager. My dad raised chickens after I was already out of the house and while I learned a lot when visiting, I, unfortunately, missed out on the whole learning experience of raising chickens. Very excited to be doing this while my kids are young. We will all be learning together. :)

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    A week ago, we began with 3 one-week old chicks, and 2 day old chicks. Then a few days later, we added 3 more of the younger chicks, and then added two of the older (one-two weeks?) chicks. I believe we have 5 RIR, 3 EE, and 2 black sex-linked chicks. Although, I can't be entirely sure - maybe they could be Barred Rocks? 10 in all - which is the limit in our city.


    (3) What breeds do you have? As told above. LOL.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Scouring the internet because now I have become obsessed. I've learned a lot by reading the forums.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I am a speech-language pathologist and have my own practice in my home. I also own an online boutique store that sells the most adorable kids clothes. I've also just begun to learn to play the piano - another lifelong goal I have had. And, to make it even more fun, I'm getting ready to build raised bed gardens in my backyard.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have a husband, 4 kids, 2 bonus daughters (what I call my step daughters) that visit during the summer and winter. I have an Australian Cattle Dog that is about 3 years old, and an old grumpy cat about 7 years old. I've already carefully "introduced" my Australian Cattle Dog Mix to the baby chicks in hopes that she will gain the understanding to "protect" them. It's a work in process...lol!
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under tanialorell :frowWelcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
     
  4. Ursuline Chick

    Ursuline Chick Crossing the Road

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    :frow Welcome from New Orleans. You have gotten a lot of great info already, so jump in and enjoy the fun. lots of good information and friendly, non judgemental people so don't be afraid to ask questions and use your own judgement about what is best for you and your family. :thumbsup
     
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome:yesss:
     
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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Congratulations on becoming a chicken parent and :welcome You’ve come to the right place! We’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken!
     
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  8. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy and welcome to BYC! :frow
     
  9. LittleBrownie

    LittleBrownie 4D Personality

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    :welcome
    Hope you enjoy BYC as much as we do!
     

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