New chicken lover!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amanning0924, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. amanning0924

    amanning0924 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2015
    East Tennessee
    My name is Ashley and I am in east TN. My husband and our two kids took the plunge into having chickens back in the summer.
    Well, actually I took the plunge and just pulled everybody else along with me..haha I had never really been a bird person. As a matter of fact birds had kinda always creeped me out. So the fact that I wanted to get chickens was a bit of a suprise. Even to myself. But I had had this idea brewing for a long time that I wanted to have some chickens for fresh eggs. We homeschool our kids, and as a joke my husband suggested I take the kids to First Monday on a field trip (they have that once a month at the local stock barn). Well the joke was on him, because I came back with chickens. We started out with 2 laying hens and have added what we thought were 3 more hens but it turns out my favorite "hen" from the bunch is a rooster!![​IMG] We just wanted to have fresh eggs, but now that our favorite chicken is a rooster, we might try to raise some chicks. Anyway, we are just winging it as we go, (pun intended) and adding to our eclectic flock a little at a time. We have already learned so much and I look forward to learning more here on BYC!!!! p.s. I'm totally a bird person now..haha
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Welcome to BYC Ashley! Glad you joined us! It's always nice to meet another E. Tennessean![​IMG]What breeds do you have? Good luck with your flock!
  3. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

    Oct 21, 2015
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG]

    If you haven't already do check out the BYC Learning Center
    There is a wealth of information in there to get you on the right track for all things chicken.

    We are here anytime you have questions, need advice, or just plain have fun. Share pic's, stories, humor.

  4. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Ashley, [​IMG]

    Birds have a way of working right into your heart, that's for sure. And raising them is a wonderful hobby the whole family can enjoy. If you have questions, always feel free to ask...there are a lot of very helpful, friendly members here.

    Enjoy your flock and thanks for joining us!
  5. amanning0924

    amanning0924 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2015
    East Tennessee
    Thanks!! We have a Barred Rock and Buff Orpington that were both laying when we got them. Then we added an EE(who just laid her first egg on Mon[​IMG]), a Dominiquer, and a Rhode Island Red who turns out is a roo. I love being able to tell who laid what egg.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Ashley. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Free Spirit; if you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! 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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Ashley, hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do [​IMG]
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

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