Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eal847, May 18, 2019.

  1. eal847

    eal847 Chirping

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    I have kept chickens for 10 years now. I used to raise Budgies, Cockatiels, and R.osellas , thought I'd try chickens for a change and am glad I did. They are so much fun. I have a mutt and two cats that get along fine with them. The chickies free range during the day but we have many large trees that thus far have deterred the larger hawks. We do have a sharp shin hawk who has been around for about 15 years and the chickens will graze a couple feet from him while he eats a starling. It's funny to look out and see a rabbit, a rat, a few sparrows, and chicken or two all in a 3 square ft area sharing scratch. I also have a 20x30 ft Koi pond, some up to 30 years old, where they like to drink with the Koi coming to them, when they don't want to walk all of the way back to the waterers. I've subscribed to your magazine for several years and am often loaning them to neighbors just getting started with chickens or ducks and several of them get it now. I currently have orpington, australorp, americauna, delaware, maron. I get 3 new girls each year to have some young layers on hand. The older Girls just live happily in retirement like me. I hope you all enjoy chcikies like I do mine,
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to posting activity here at BYC.
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome back! :frow
     
  6. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to active posting on BYC! :frow Nice to meet you.
    I'd love to see a picture of the chickens drinking from the koi pond with the koi coming up to them if you have one.
     
  8. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome back to Backyard Chickens It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcone to Backyard Chickens.

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

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  10. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome on your return to posting on BYC.
     
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