Late introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Big Red Roosters, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. I was supposed to make one the other day, but I was busy looking around the forums and forgot. Wasn't sure I even wanted to, but it looks like everyone does so here it goes.
    About me,
    I had chickens on and off most my childhood. My grandparents all had chickens, it goes way back to the great greats.
    I've had my chickens on the family farm for nearly 8 years now. I do it all myself, no spouse or kids. Thought I had found the one, but they wanted a city life. I just couldn't give up all I've been blessed with here.
    I regularly have friends' kids over, I see it way too often how kids are scared of chickens. I blame those "funny" videos of roosters chasing and attacking little kids. I work with roosters daily, and I can proudly say you'll never find behavior like that here. I have respectful roosters and loveable hens.
    I live in what most people would expect from a Nebraskan. A cornfield. My house is in the center of it, corn gets planted all the way up to the yard. The closest town is miles out and has less than eight-hundred people. Need any chicken supplies from TSC or Bomgaars? Gotta drive a couple hours to find one, even then its tiny.
    I work 4 jobs in between my chicken raising, so my time is heavily divided. One day I'd like to breed and sell chickens and make enough money to quit at least one job, but that might be pretty far fetched.
    About my chickens,
    I have not counted, but I think the number is somewhere around 50. I have lots of breeds and mutts, along with bantams too.
    I free range, with two old Australian Shepherds as guardians.
    The chickens love to eat scraps and dog food. Not exactly my intended choice of snacks, but you cant exactly block a flock of fifty birds from eating a small pile of food.
    I have a couple rooster flocks, one for standards and one for bantams. They're the most entertaining flocks I've ever seen.
    My cellphone contains around five thousand photos of my chickens, I can never have enough pictures of them. I love showing them off.

    That's all I can really think of to put on here. I've kept an eye on backyard chickens for about five years now, figured I should make an account and ask questions of my own instead of searching forums for answers. Maybe I can share knowledge of my own with some of you, we'll see.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you relented at last, and joined us. BYC is the pulse beat of the Chicken Community
    You are most welcome here :frow
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    :goodpost:Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you finally joined. You'll love it here. I'm sure you will be a great asset to others in the community.
    Sounds like you have a great place.
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :frow Make yourself at home and have lots of fun! :wee
  6. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all the information you need to know about poultry! There is always space for more members on the BYC roost!:highfive: Maybe you could share a few of those five thousand photos. Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
  7. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

    Aug 18, 2017
    Caliente Nevada
    Hiya :frow
    Nice to meet you!
  8. Presnell5

    Presnell5 Chirping

    Oct 11, 2018
    Santa Maria California
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Great introduction ! Welcome to BYC. It's evident that you really belong here.
  10. Thank you, I appreciate it.

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