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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bordelinski, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Bordelinski

    Bordelinski New Egg

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    My first chickens were given to me by my Aunt back in '07. She gave me 12 hens and a rooster because she was "tired of fooling with them". Although none of that flock is left, I've kept chickens ever since.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    I have one lonely hen (thanks to neighbors' dogs getting loose) and 12 new chicks.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    Not really sure. I buy from my local TS and usually get a mix of red pullets. I also decided to get some banties straight run. So time will tell.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Google. :D When I first started, I used google to figure out everything (as well as my local library). This site has been popping up pretty regular every time I had a question.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    What aren't my hobbies?! I do a bit of this and a bit of that. I try to keep busy...

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    I am a SAHM of five ages 10, 7, 5, 3, and 6 months. Been married to Hubby for almost 12 years now. I'll be 32 in October. We live in a somewhat rural area but still relatively close to a major city. Hubby built my coop/chicken run from some plans I found in a book loaned from the library. We hope to add rabbits to our "backyard farm" this year.
    As for chickens, I don't think of them as pets so forgive me. I feed mine mostly kitchen scraps and let them free range when I can. (We are putting up a new fence after the last dog fisco). I sell the extra eggs and use the money to buy commercial pellets and bedding. Usually, I break even except when I have to replenish stock. :(
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy your flock!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your family and flock.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The neighbor should have paid you for the chickens his dog killed.
     
  7. Bordelinski

    Bordelinski New Egg

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    Thank y'all for the welcome.
     

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