Introduction Post

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

  1. Bordelinski

    Bordelinski New Egg

    Mar 3, 2014
    Hammond, Louisiana
    (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

    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

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

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

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your family and flock.
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] The neighbor should have paid you for the chickens his dog killed.
  7. Bordelinski

    Bordelinski New Egg

    Mar 3, 2014
    Hammond, Louisiana
    Thank y'all for the welcome.

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