New here, yet familiar with the coop!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaPeahen, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. MamaPeahen

    MamaPeahen Chirping

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I've had chickens all my life! When my family moved to the house I was raised in, which was when I was only a year old, the previous owners had left behind their chickens. We raised that bunch, and soon added a new generation of 5 chicks, then another 7. At my old place, peafowl ran all around the neighborhood, ever since my neighbors brought them fourty years ago. Every Spring since 2012, I have tried to rescue the chicks that the peahens abandon, and have taken in eight runt/sick chicks. Unfortunately, some of those cases had worms from their mothers, were fatally injured(usually from trying to follow their mothers and then being attacked by them or just from being left alone), or had some other sickness, but four of those chicks are now adults who left to flock with the other birds, and my latest, Oakley, is still staying with me!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Right now, I only have two hens, Thelma and Louise, which were the two girls I moved with when moving to my new house, but all the others are in safe hands! I also have my one peachick, Oak(who is currently asleep next to me).

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    My two hens are australorps, and my peachick is an Indian blue.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I found BYC while seeking help for one of my sick peachicks.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I spend most of my time drawing and playing the ocarina.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have a family of my mother and father, my four older brothers, and my little sister. As for pets, I have my three birds with me, my three dogs, and my potbelly pig. I plan on raising many others in the near future!!
     
  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw ~All Star~

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    Welcome to BackYardChickens! :welcome
     
  3. OkieChickenGal

    OkieChickenGal Songster

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    Hello! Welcome to Byc! Glad you joined the flock! :frow
     
  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal Flock! :ya
    Best wishes and have lots of fun!
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Don't lie. Don't cheat your way through life.

    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss: We are glad you joined our flock!

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  6. Rick M

    Rick M Songster

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    Hello and welcome to BYC:frow
     
  7. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    Glad you're here with us!
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    We have an active pea hen group here!

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  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, glad that you joined us here! Are you planning on getting any more bird's?
     
  10. MamaPeahen

    MamaPeahen Chirping

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    Yes! I plan on getting more chickens and various new peafowl in the future, along with pheasants!
     
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