Introducing myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SheriM, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. SheriM

    SheriM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Hello, everyone. I just joined and thought I should introduce myself. My name is Sheri (obviously) and I raise goats in Saskatchewan, Canada. Less than a year ago, I was quite afraid of birds and wouldn't have considered owning a chicken if you paid me. Then a new friend of mine convinced me to get a few meat birds. She lives in town and couldn't keep them herself, but said if I could house them here, she'd look after them. Well, you can guess how that worked out. The good news is that, after having to care for the chickens and being dive-bombed by the pigeons that moved into my barn's work room, I'm no longer afraid of birds and have discovered that, much to my surprise, I LIKE chickens. Even more surprisingly, my husband likes them too...well, he likes the fresh eggs anyway. (Yes, if left to mature, cornish X WILL lay, and quite well too...just one of many lessons learned.)
    The meat birds have long since gone where meat birds go, but we are considering getting some laying hens this spring. Another friend of mine has Isa Brown and I quite like the look of them, so that's probably what we'll go for. I really like the buff colored birds, so I'm thinking of getting a few buff orpingtons along with the layers, as they are available at our local hatchery.
    I have a ton of questions, and will post them in the appropriate places, but I just wanted to say hello. This seems to be a great place to feed my animal addiction. [​IMG]
  2. Eggzactly

    Eggzactly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    welcome to the board Sheri
  3. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    [​IMG] from California
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    sherri, Welcome to BYC
    We have a great group here and I am sure you will
    get your questions answered.. We all learn from each other.
    glad you come ..
  5. Cackel

    Cackel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2008
    [​IMG] From Virginia
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]. Glad to hear you have overcome your fear of birds. Chickens are great for therapy. When I am stressed or just not feeling well...I can sit and watch mine for hours! Glad you decided to join BYC. This is a great family of chicken lovers, and there are many knowledgeable people on here!
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  8. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

    You have an awesome first name but you spelled it wrong!

    Welcome to the board and nice to meet you. I'm Sherri.

  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  10. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO

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