I've lurked long enough!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Elke Beck, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Chillin' With My Peeps

    444
    102
    148
    Jun 24, 2011
    Sunny So Cal
    So I have finally joined after hanging around reading everyone else's posts for about 3 months. I have decided to jump back into the chicken world after having no chickens for about 25 years.

    So here are the answers to the standard questions:

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

    I got my first chickens when I was about 7 years old. Little banties. Our dog broke into the cage and ate them before they had feathers. I was devastated, so my mother bought me three RIR chicks. My flock grew to a motley crew of 12 hens that came from various sources. After high school it got hard to keep the birds with working my way through college, so I did not replace them when they shuffled off this mortal coil.

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

    None right now, but the week of August 1 that is going to change! [​IMG]

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    I have two Silver Lace Wyandottes and two Buff Orpingtons on order from My Pet chicken.

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

    I can't remember!

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Gardening, reading, and crocheting right now. Something else is bound to come up!

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

    I am Director of Human Resources for a nonprofit agency, and I have three dogs.
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Missouri
    [​IMG] from Missouri and [​IMG]
     
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    2,005
    49
    173
    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    Welcome to BYC. I've had my chickens for only 10 days - and never had chickens before now. So I've learned so much from this site, and everyone has been helpful and friendly. Good luck with your chicks when you get them.
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    louisiana
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    645
    2
    129
    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  6. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

    673
    0
    139
    Mar 16, 2009
    Kingston, WA
    [​IMG] from NW Washington State! [​IMG]
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    10,510
    15
    281
    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,243
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  9. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    6,967
    23
    291
    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    welcome from Missouri!
     
  10. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    1,881
    28
    166
    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Welcome to BYC
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by