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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by flocktastic, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!!! I came and posted many many months ago and we just got so wrapped up with life, I haven't been back for awhile!

    So I thought I'd re-introduce myself...I live in North Texas and we finally expanded our flock once my husband built me a bigger coop. I've got 9 hens (varying breeds) and one rooster. (His name is Vincent VanCrow and he's a handsome, sweet guy!)

    My husband grew up farming and still does to this day - I grew up experiencing my uncles farm in Oregon most summers. I just ordered my very first chicks from Meyer! I'm ecstatic...my husband thinks it's funny since this is nothing new to him lol But I LOVE my chickens!! And I love teaching my kids about them and letting them help me - from collecting the eggs to feeding, watering and cleaning the coop!

    Excited for Chick Delivery Day (the week of March 15th):)[​IMG]
     
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  2. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My almost finished new coop...built from scratch by my awesome husband! :)



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  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Cute picture, thanks for sharing it. And thanks for a very nice re-introduction, I can hear your enthusiasm loud and clear!
     
  4. sarahandjay

    sarahandjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome back!!! What chicks did you order from the hatchery?
     
  5. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the re-welcome! [​IMG] lol

    I got quite an assortment - while we love our eggs from our girls, I also enjoy chickens for so much more than eggs. My husband is the typical "animals for a purpose" farmer and doesn't really get attached to anything the same way I do.

    As far as the order I placed, I ordered a couple of Australorp pullets...I also opted to get 15 pullets from their rainbow variety (that they choose) and also 5 rare breed, a golden laced Wyandotte pullet and 4 straight run orphans from their incubator clean outs.

    We have a couple of coops on our property (64 acres) I'm excited to see what these chicks are as they grow. We will likely re-home a few (maybe lol)

    Currently in our mature flock, I've got 4 black jersey giants, 1 black copper maran, an Easter egger, a buff Orpington & 3 barred rocks...woops...10...not 9...chicken math...it happens! Lol (the buff orp was a late edition and the youngest of them all) and then there's Vince. :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Nice assortment of breeds @flocktastic ! [​IMG]
     
  7. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! We've got our hands full right now. My mother in law lives out there part time at her house on the property and her border collie has TEN puppies right now! (That we're basically caring for as our own lol) We've also got 3 cows and 2 calves...4 horses and a little filly. AND we're just about to start building our new, permanent house!
     
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  8. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok forgive my newness again lol but I can see how I reply to threads that have already been started by someone but I can't find an option to start a new post in any of the forums...what am I missing? (I'm on the mobile version) and posting here was just a direct newbie link for posting an intro...hmmmmm...?

    Edited: NEVERMIND!! Found it lol
     
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  9. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome back!
     
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Glad you came back to roost. :)
     

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