New from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 7oaksK1, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. 7oaksK1

    7oaksK1 New Egg

    Mar 9, 2013
    North Carolina
    Hello everyone.

    1) Are you new to chickens/when did you first get chickens?

    I'm very new to chickens, and since I hope to have my first flock within the next year or two, I'm trying to learn as much as I can! My Dad owned chickens, and I've had friends who did chickens, and that's about the extent of my exposure other than library books from the livestock section.

    2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    None. Closest thing are my cockatiels (see Avatar). I am comfortable handling parrots, parakeets, and cockatiels, and hope to transfer those skills to outdoor birds.

    3) What breeds do you have?

    Well, none yet. :). I am interested in several, including Black Copper Marans, Wyandottes, Amerucanas, New Hampshires and a few others. Mainly my interest is in Heritage breeds because I have an avid interest in sustainable agriculture. I will make my final selection based upon my situation at the time and what breed best fits into my local area. Meanwhile, it's research, research, research! That's why I joined this forum - I have a lot to learn.

    4) How did you find out about

    Um... I think that was when I googled for reviews on the Black Copper Marans. When I hit the site I almost did a double take. Wow!!!!! And when I discovered that experiance people posted here...

    5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    *chuckles* Well I could talk all day about that. My major hobbies include traditional Irish music (think pennywhistle & ocarina), writing poetry in the style of the masters, nature photography - especially of clouds and weather phenomena, and bee keeping.

    6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, and anything else you'd like to share.

    I have a pretty neat family. I'm the eldest of seven children and have the greatest parents in the world. My parents and I are in business together as music educators, and recently relocated our studio from TX to NC. My Dad and I also had a bee keeping side business in TX (building & selling hives, breeding our own bees, and giving classes). We had to sell our hives for the move, but hope to start it back up this year. My current pets, mentioned above, are a pair of cockatiels named Taralee & Tango. Tango, the male, has a penchant for whistling. I've been trying to teach him "The Imperial March," for weeks now and he's still hopelessly off key! Taralee is extremely sweet and loves to sit on my shoulder - or elbow - when I write or play the whistle.

    That's about it, I think. My goal in joining this forum is to learn, so I may read more than chat with people, although I plan to ask a lot of questions as I go. I am grateful for this means to expand my knowledge and hope that it will bear fruit in the near future.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    [​IMG] come over to the North Carolina thread in the "where am I where are you" section. Have fun learning with the rest of us [​IMG]
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, 7oaksK1, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! You have come to the right place for research! Peruse the forums and ask questions when you're unsure. Good luck and have fun!

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Research and plan - you will be successful when you start your flock - welcome to BYC.
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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

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