Introducing myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KirbyH, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. KirbyH

    KirbyH In the Brooder

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    My husband and I live on 5 acres in NC and have a small flock of chickens which we raise for eggs. We have six "normal" chickens of different varieties (Americaunas, Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Wyandottes) who live in a coop within an electric fenced in yard and who are released from their fence to free range in our acre and a half fenced in front yard. They share the yard with our dog, a Portuguese Podengo, who has been trained to ignore them, as well as the peripatetic flock of guineas who roam the neighborhood and our neighbor's 10 turkeys who visit. We have two, shall we say, not so normal (and I say this with affection) silkies who live in a coop inside our vegetable garden fence. Their coop is set up so when we get new pullets we can house them with the silkies. The silkies are extremely tame and though they can be territorial, they tolerate the younger chickens well and serve to make them friendlier and less anxious.
     
  2. Welcome to the forum- glad to have you with us! I'm sure you will like it here with such a wonderful community.
     
  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined us here! Good luck with your chicken plan's.
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    Welcome, welcome! Wow...five acres! It must be so pretty. Sounds like you have lots of experience to share. Glad you joined! When we move, we are thinking about a protector dog of some kind. There's a Great Pyrenees rescue in Portland so...maybe a BIG WHITE DOG! ;)
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

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    Can I say, I love Silkies, and one being for this reason you mention here. Pretty easy going aren't they? WELCOME! FB_IMG_1547854366634.jpg
     
  9. cassie123

    cassie123 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Glad you decided to join us!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. :thumbsup
     

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