New chicken fan from Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CathyM, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011

    I've been lurking here for months, enjoying all the great helpful posts as I raised my first batch of six chickens, mostly learning things the hard way (including how to build a coop without knowing what you're doing! [​IMG])

    I have two barred Plymouth Rocks and four New Hampshire Reds - my "blonde bullies" as I call them... I had to build a second coop-ette for the Rocks after the blondes harrassed them too much... my own fault for buying different age chicks! But they all (mostly) get along in the yard together now, as long as they sleep separate.

    I'm looking forward to getting past the "newbie" stage so I can post photos of them, and of the handmade coops (I'm not a carpenter, but perhaps I can help as a bad example. [​IMG] ) I can tell that I'm becoming a chicken fanatic because I am yearning for more chicks this season, even though I can't give away all the eggs I'm already getting! [​IMG] I've been giving dozens away to a local church that puts on free meals several times a week - I'm very glad to donate!

    I'm also a poet (webmaster of the OR State Poetry Assoc. site) and a freelance writer, so I can work at home and keep an eye on my hens!

  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
  3. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  4. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from Calidornia [​IMG]
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Cathy! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]
  6. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Kingston, WA
    Welcome from NW Washington State [​IMG]
  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    Wow... coool!!! WELCOME and all that Jazz... where do ya hail from?

    There is a meet and greet in Canby April 23 I think.. come meet me!!! Welcome newbie!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011
  10. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    Thanks for all the welcomes!!
    And thanks for the news of the Canby swap - I was hoping there'd be some local gatherings!! [​IMG]

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