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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by catz0731, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. catz0731

    catz0731 New Egg

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    My fiance and I are new members but long time observers lol this site is a tremendous learning tool and I would like to thank everyone in the community for their knowledge and help even before we became members......

    I am Tom, my fiance is Zee. We came into our flock on whim. My fiancé located 3 Americuans on a Fb yard sale site and the rest is history. We built a coop far too large so we then decided to purchase more babies. We knew nothing about chickens but found every bit of information possible here, on backyard chickens. We now own a flock of 9. It consist of our orginal 3 plus.....2 sexlings, 2 rhode island reds, and 2 buff orphintons. Thanks to the help of the community we have determined we have 8 hens and 1 rooster! (Awaiting confirmation) we look forward to learning more and connecting with the community.
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us. Beautiful coop you got there, and beautiful flock too!

    If you want, you can post pictures of the suspected cockerel to the "What Breed or Gender is This?" forum and the knowledgable folks there can help you out with confirming the sex.
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi tom and zee - welcome to byc. A great place to talk everything chicken. Hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us.

    All the best
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us. Congrats on getting your own flock.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hey Tom & Zee, [​IMG]

    You aren't by any slim chance in KS are you? My sis-in-law has a brother Tom and his partner is Zee. I figure odds are small but thought with those names, maybe there was a chance.

    Congrats on the new flock, chickens are so fun and interesting! I hope you enjoy your's as much as I do mine.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. catz0731

    catz0731 New Egg

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    NorthFLChick, we are actually in AZ and originally from NJ. That is a really crazy coincidence though.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Tom and Zee. Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]I would be cautious of your in- ground pool, chickens may use it as a water dish(in warm weather) fall in and drown. They usually can float a bit but not swim, trouble is they panic and just drown.

    Chickens as a rule are always looking for ways to get locked out, chased, caught in corners etc. They really need baby sitters at times. The fall into buckets etc. Not trying to freak you out, just giving hints of where they may be if you suddenly can't find them all.
     

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