New Chicken Owner...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by flyfisher, May 25, 2012.

  1. flyfisher

    flyfisher Hatching

    May 25, 2012
    Interior Alaska
    I had chickens as a child, but of course my parents managed the flock back then, so I consider myself new to raising chickens and managing a flock.
    I got interested in chickens again because I've been buying local eggs for quite a while. The seed was planted one week when our local supplier had an egg shortage so we didn't get ours. My wife and I casually commented that maybe we should get our own chickens, and the rest is history.

    I got most of my chicks from a local preschool that was incubating eggs in their classroom. They got the eggs from a local "breeder", so what I have is a flock of true backyard chickens; a few easter eggers/amerecauna-ish birds, a couple dominique/cuckoo marans mix, I just gave away a few roosters that had some black australorp features, and 3 bantams that were quite unique. The bantams were quite the characters and hard to give up, but 2 of the 3 were roosters, and I'm not ready for that yet. I also have 5 RIR pullets that I bought at the local feed store. My flock is (give or take a few days) 8 weeks old, as of May 26. We currently have 11 birds.

    I found BYC via google when I was researching chickens, and I've been lurking for a few months. There is a wealth of information here; it's a wonderful place, so I figured that it was time to join.

    My other hobbies include camping, fishing, and woodworking. I also do quite a bit of remodeling on our old house, which is a love/hate kind of hobby.
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  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Congrats and enjoy. :thumbsup
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC!

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