New Chicken Parent!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KDot22, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. KDot22

    KDot22 In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2018
    Hello everyone! My name is Karinne and I'm from South Florida. My family and I are new chicken parents and it seems that my hubby and I are more excited about this than our kids are. We acquired our 2 mature Speckled Sussex, Thelma & Louise, from a friend's farm after my husband decided he wanted organic eggs. They have acclimated to backyard life and are now laying. We are looking to expand our flock, as I would like to experience raising a chick to maturity. I have a 120g saltwater fish tank that I maintain and love! It has been my hobby for over 10 years now. We also have a dog, Tux, which we love! I have always loved animals!

    I am glad to be here!
  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Karinne, it's nice to have you here! Congrats on getting a start on raising chickens (SS are wonderful birds).

    Here's a link to the FL state thread if you'd like to chat with others in your general area:

    Make yourself at home, thanks for joining us!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens Karinne, it's nice to meet you.:frow
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  4. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :frowHello Karinne and 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.
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Karinne :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  7. KDot22

    KDot22 In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2018
    Thank you!
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  8. KDot22

    KDot22 In the Brooder

    Mar 29, 2018
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  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Karinne :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These two might be of particular interest to you:
    Topic of the Week - Integrating Chicks into an Adult Flock
    Topic of the Week - Adding New Chickens to the Flock

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.
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