Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BantamMama, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. BantamMama

    BantamMama In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2018
    Mount Airy, Maryland
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to the Backyard Chickens site/forum but I've been on here before looking for information as a first time chicken keeper. What a great resource this site as been over this past year! As I go into my second spring, I figured it was a good time to register for this site, as there are so many articles and helpful discussions in the forums. I'm not super-great at introductions, so I'll cut and paste the "suggested questions" below. :)

    Nice to meet everyone,

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am relatively new to chickens. I raised about 36 chicks (all bantams) from Murray McMurray for myself and two friends last spring (thankfully I did not get left with 36! LOL!).

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have a flock of 14 bantam hens.

    (3) What breeds do you have? Ohiki (1), Japanese Buff (1), Silver Seabright (2), B.B. Red Old English Game (1), Porcelain d'Uccle (2), Mille Fleur d'Uccle (1), Black Silkie (2), White Crested Black Polish (3), White Crested Blue Polish Frizzle (1)

    (4) How did you find out about Searching for information about backyard chicken keeping last spring.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Animal rescue (horses, farm animals, wildlife), riding, reading books, gardening.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Family of four; me, hubby, son and daughter. Work in finance and volunteer at a horse rescue, also on board of directors of an animal rescue (farm and wildlife). My other pets include 2 cats, a betta fish and I sponsor a Shire gelding as well at the horse rescue.
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  2. Speedychicken27

    Speedychicken27 Songster

    Mar 5, 2018
    Super nice to meet you and welcome!:welcome:thumbsup!
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi & :welcome Angelina

    Glad you could join us all here! What a lovely introduction! It’s been great reading and getting to know more about you. You have a lovely mix of breeds there. I keep mainly polish and have a couple of white crested black hens. They are super chatty and very noisy at times! Are yours like that?

    Enjoy your time here on BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  5. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :celebrate Welcome to BYC!!!
  6. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

    Feb 16, 2017
    TN/Western KY Border

    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. ( Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (
  7. OkieChickenGal

    OkieChickenGal Songster

    Nov 23, 2017
    Welcome to Byc! It's great to have you!
  8. BantamMama

    BantamMama In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2018
    Mount Airy, Maryland
    Yes, mine can be noisy at times and my biggest White Crested (Madame Bouffant) can get a little opinionated and pushy with the other chickens sometimes. I really do love the Polish breed, so far though. They are such fun to look at and are generally friendly enough. Unfortunately the other chickens like to pull the feathers out of my frizzle's head, and also one of the white crested blacks as well. No amount of "Peck No More" seems to deter that. My husband wants to make the frizzle a little helmet. LOL!

    Nice to meet you!
  9. BantamMama

    BantamMama In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2018
    Mount Airy, Maryland
    Thank you for the links. These are great! I've been slowly adding things to my kit (usually as an issue crops up), so I will definitely check that out first. :)
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)

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