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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickMom79, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. ChickMom79

    ChickMom79 New Egg

    Feb 22, 2017
    Corvallis, OR
    Hello Everyone! I've been raising chickens for about 3 years now, and the advise on BYC has been INDISPENSABLE.

    A little about me (and my chickens):

    I live in the city limits in Corvallis, OR; where, thankfully, we have very few limitations on having backyard chickens. It's all complaint based, so if you aren't taking care of your chickens, and they are creating a nuisance via smell or noise (roosters), then you could be notified by the city to "clean up your act." [​IMG] Our neighbors are very tolerant of our feather family, and some even complained when we got rid of our (accidental) rooster! Said it reminded them of their childhood in the country.

    I have a flock of 7 chickens; 2 silver laced wyandottes, 1 red sex link, 1 barred rock, 1 buff Orpington, 1 Easter egger, and 1 sebright bantam. We have 3 chicks in the brooder as well; 1 black jersey giant, 1 Russian orloff, and 1 Delaware. I'm very excited to see the different colors they will add to our diverse flock!

    Our chickens are semi-free range; we have fenced off 1/2 of our yard for them so they have access to lots of bugs, grass, and other treats, while being kept safe from neighborhood dogs (and I don't have chicken poop on my porch). We also have our compost pile in the chicken yard, where they keep it nice and stirred for us! We keep their environment as natural as possible for them, which I attribute to our never having any illness or infestations (though it's probably dumb luck.) Also, when I first started my chicken adventure, I never realized how much I'd be investigating poop! [​IMG]

    Thanks for having me, and I look forward to sharing my chicken adventures, and learning more from the seasoned members of this group! [​IMG]
  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there and welcome to the chicken club! I am so glad you joined BYC, please make yourself at home and enjoy yourself here! :frow

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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ChickMom79 [​IMG] Welcome!

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    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. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kanas, chickmom79, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    Best wishes
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard Chickens flock. I would imagine by now you have seen the "poop charts," that denote good, normal, signs of disease or worms, etc. Not a highlight in my day but, they can be very helpful.
  7. ChickMom79

    ChickMom79 New Egg

    Feb 22, 2017
    Corvallis, OR
    I swear, between kids, cats and chickens I've spent most of my adult life investing poop! [​IMG]
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Wonderful introduction! It's nice to have you here, have fun!

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