My intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Heathero617, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    I'm a new member of the group. I'm relatively new to raising chickens but have learned an extensive amount from the website over the past 6 months. My name is Heather and I'm a stay at home mom of 2 young kids, 7 and 3. I'm also a part time student almost finished with my first degree.

    We had an inexcusable, tragic occurrence with our first and second "set" of chickens. The first set were in a "crate" taking in some sun at a few days old. My daughter already had them trained to her voice and the hand feeding of flies she swatted in the house >i kept them in my bathroom< but while outside, my mom's boxer busted the "crate" and did away with them. Lesson learned. Our second "set" we were much more watchful over and they grew nicely then were put into a chicken pen and were quite happy. Once again, we trained them to know us, come to us when called and one of our roosters "Elvis" even followed us like a puppy trying to come into our house with us. Unfortunately, there is a stray in the area who decided to take them one at a time. "Elvis" was our last remaining feathered friend and she got him one morning. I still miss that bird, he would wake up and sit under my window and sing to me. I have since re-enforced my pen making it impossible for them to get out >due to the stray and coyotes< and got a nice pair of black non-bearded silkies. My daughter and I are planning on entering them in the fairs and possibly a few shows, we're new to this, so not completely sure yet. Since I've only had the pair here since Sunday, they are still bashful with us. Eventually we will become great friends I'm sure.

    Sorry for the long intro, but I really have been enjoying this website and the information contained here is astounding and so very helpful. I look forward to absorbing even more knowledge in the future, and hope to make new "chicken" friends in the process! I want to say, upfront thank you for all the information! A warning as well, I'm a horrific speller, so PLEASE don't shun me due to errors! LOL

    Thank you for allowing me to become part of the BYC community, I feel extremely privileged and honored!

    Sincerely, Heather
  2. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    [​IMG] from Utah. You have come to the right place!
  3. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    I am glad you finally joined! welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    It sounds like you are protected this time. just remember, chicken wire only keeps chickens in, it won't keep anything determined out. Did you bury a wire skirt or put rocks and bricks around the base of the run?
    I would hate for you to lose more.

    again, welcome! [​IMG]
  4. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from SW Ohio!!!
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] What a story!
  6. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!

    There are PLENTY of friends to be made here and I bet most of us had all had a trial and error in some way or another [​IMG]
  7. Echos_dad

    Echos_dad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2009
    Elbert County, Colorado
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    [​IMG] from Lutz,FL! [​IMG]
  10. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

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