My new member introduction.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by midget2017, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. midget2017

    midget2017 In the Brooder

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    I am a retired laboratory technician that recently downsized into a smaller home with my husband of forty-six years. With our three children now away with families of their own, we opted for a more simple life.
    I’ve often thought of starting a small hobby farm so in the spring of 2017 I purchased 8 straight run Bantam chicks. The coup was all assembled and the garage all stocked up on everything I needed. From those 8 chicks there were only 2 hens. I gave my son our coop, one hen and one rooster that seemed rather attached. I kept a shy little white Bantam Silkie, bought a better coup and ordered 8 female Rhode Island White’s. They free roam and are supplemented with organic feed and scratch. These are gentle, healthy, winter hardy, productive, beautiful chickens. We love eating and sharing their eggs.
    I am ordering a few more chicks this spring and haven’t decided on a breed as yet. I have no need for other hobbies as my 3 grandchildren, 3 dogs and cat, along with my flock keep this 67 year old gramma busy enough.
    I look forward to reading posts, asking questions and learning from other members.
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. Please read up on integrating new birds to an existing flock, as you may need to make some modifications to your set up.

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  4. Sue S

    Sue S Songster

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    Welcome, great place to be.:welcome
     
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
     
  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    penny1960, N F C, 007Sean and 2 others like this.
  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    A very warm welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do :D
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    welcome-group.gif Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    It sounds like you have a very nice retirement!
     
  9. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    :welcome
    So happy to have you here! Sounds like you will be very busy!
     
  10. ojust4today

    ojust4today Chirping

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    Wow that is awesome!! Welcome. ❤️
     

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