New from all over

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bolfreak, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Bolfreak

    Bolfreak Hatching

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hi all...I have been a huge fan for almost a year now and finally decided to "officially" join.
    I currently live in Mexico and plan to move back to Texas in a few months. I began perusing poultry types and breeds as a solution to a huge grasshopper problem we had last year. I have a three-year old and two dogs, so spraying poison was not an option.
    Oddly enough, I had access through an internet merchant site to buy lots of different types of fowl and breeds, even though the predominant chicken breeds here are for fighting (it's legal and government sanctioned) or consumption (you can buy chickens "on the foot"). Your site was essential as far as the research I needed to determine which breed of chicken would be best suited for me, and then how to care for them, and then what treats were ok to give them, and now (finally) how to care for them since they are laying.
    I have two; black silkie rooster and hen (I would have gone with one, but they are very social and one silkie = inside chicken which my husband was not in agreement with! [​IMG] They are about 10 months old and the hen started laying a few days ago.
    Unfortunately, I cannot take them back with me to the US (the quarantine fees are killer), but I definitely plan on getting more silkies and maybe a showgirl in the future!
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    AWW, too bad you can't take your babies with you. But I am sure you might be able to find a few here. Welcome!
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    A warm welcome from SD!
  4. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    Mar 25, 2010
    Eatonville, Washington
    Welcome from Washington State! Glad ur here...
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Songster

    Jun 24, 2011
    Cairo Ga.
    Hi from Ga.


  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, Bolfreak! [​IMG] Happy you could join us! Best of luck with your silkies! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC, glad you joined.

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