just joined

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sahfarmmom, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. sahfarmmom

    sahfarmmom New Egg

    Jan 23, 2017
    Hi all! I just joined after reading around a bit.
    I'm a stay at home mom with a farm dream that we're just beginning to bring to life.
    My husband had a sudden career change last year. It allowed us to make a leap of faith and start a new lifestyle that'd we had always wanted. We moved to the country and started a farm/homestead.
    So far we have a flock of 13 laying hens that we raised, plus 1 rooster, 3 Seramas (just for fun), as well as 2 ducks, some quail, 2 turkeys, a couple rabbits, and a couple goats. Oh, and an incubator full of eggs for the first time.
    Everything is new to us and there's a lot to learn, but I'm loving it!
    Google searches of my questions always lead me to BYC, so I figured I'd better create an account. I'll probably be more of a lurker than an active member but thought I'd say hi and introduce myself anyway.
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC - so glad you decided to join us!
    Sounds like you jumped into the poultry adventure with both feet - I'm glad you've found BYC to be helpful in that and do hope we see more of you around here.
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under sahfarmmom [​IMG] Welcome!

    Congratulations on realising your dream and good luck with the hatch.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  4. sahfarmmom

    sahfarmmom New Egg

    Jan 23, 2017
    Thanks for the welcome guys! I probably sound a bit crazy for starting so big. In my defense, this had been talked about for many years before we started.
    I assure you, all the proper research has been done. All the pens, coops, and housing was finished before the each new addition came in.
    Well, except the Seramas who followed me home from our local farm swap one day ;) Their pen and mini-coop was built while they were in quarantine
  5. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    :welcome Glad you joined us!
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2016
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    so glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I wish you well on your new lifestyle. I don't blame you for letting the Seramas follow you home, they would be hard to resist. Good luck with your hatching!

    If you would like to chat with other members close to you, you can find your state thread here:

    Thanks for joining us!
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community!
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 BYC.

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