Long-time lurker, first-time joiner!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sabavana, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Sabavana

    Sabavana In the Brooder

    Hi everyone!

    Just thought I'd do a little intro before I post my question in another thread. I'm on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia (about an hour north of Sydney) and live on a rural property with my husband, our birds, a cat, two foster bunnies and two foster guinea pigs.

    We had our first flock of chickens and one duck in 2013 - we had 7 Silver spangled hamburgs, and one female Pekin duck. Sadly we only had them for a few months due to a hungry fox managing to find his way into their coop :-( We spent a great deal of time working on the coop to turn it into Alcatraz, and we've now had our second flock of 7 hens and 4 Pekin ducks (2M + 2F) for about 18 mths. Our chickens are all rescues, and we have 5 Isa browns, 1 Rhode island red, 1 Old english bantam (I think - I only know that one from googling photos that look like her!) One of the Isa browns appears to have come from a battery farm as her beak has been cut, and the others came from a pound via a rescue group.

    Our birds are family members, not egg-production units, so we treat them as we would any other companion animal - they all have names, we know their personalities and their voices, they go to the vet if they appear to need it, etc. We love them all as individuals, hence why I'm here to learn more about them! And also to ask a question about strange signs, but that's for another thread :)

    Looking forward to getting to know you all and your chickens! Bok bok bakerk!

  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Sorry about the fox attack. [​IMG]Predators are certainly a major threat to chickens. I'm happy your current flock is doing well, though. [​IMG]
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    G'day, and welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    Jan 10, 2014
    Glad to have you join us! Our birds are also pets more than anything and there are many others here that feel the same, so you are in good company. [​IMG]

  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your flock! It sounds like you have a lovely variety of breeds.
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about the attack![​IMG]

    Enjoy your lovely flock and welcome to ours!
  8. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chirping

    Dec 30, 2014
    Senoia, GA
    As a Detention Officer, I love the Alcatraz reference. Welcome.

  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!


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