Joining the Flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GabbyFringette, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. GabbyFringette

    GabbyFringette Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!
    I'm excited to join BYC, (not sure why I didn't before). I've literally had chickens all my life. The usual, Buff Orpingtons (wonderful birds all around) Easter Eggers (very smart birds, usually the top of the flock) my family had Barred Rocks when I was much younger, they were good layers, and two years ago I got sex-link chickens, also good layers, and very curious, too. Now I have 39 chicks of various kinds ( brahmas, a minorca, some old English game Bantams, some Turkins and a bunch more, I'm not sure what most of them are, but that's half the fun of a surprise box, right?) and two ancona ducks, in addition to the Buff Orpington (Hen Houdini, because of her mad escape skills) and a red sex link (Oranga... because she's orange). Sadly, for several years I was unable to get my hands on more chickens, and my old flock thinned due to old age, a disease, and raccoons :(. But now the coop is refined, and I'm feeling hopeful about my little chicks (they're 2 weeks old today).

    I found BYC while googling different kinds of chickens during my aforementioned chook slump.

    I run a small online newspaper (www.resiliencefarm.org) that deals with small farming, it has a plant of the week (written by my 11-year old brother, but it's very good), of course, a bird of the week and other bird information (updates on bird flu, etc) written by a girl who is even crazier about chickens than I am, and a comic, featuring my hens.

    So, that's me, Gabby.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, Gabby!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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    Welcome Gabby!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Gabby- glad you joined the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Gabby and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  9. GabbyFringette

    GabbyFringette Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha! Thanks, everyone. I'm already making a pest of myself... but in a good way. :)
     
  10. BantamSlave02

    BantamSlave02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Gabby (not sure if allowed to publicly use ur name) who writes the bird stuff on your blog/website?
     

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