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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rakeswood1, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Rakeswood1

    Rakeswood1 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2018
    Bedford, VA
    Hey y'all! I was using my Googlefu to look up more info on Calico Princess Chickens and came across this group. So why not? I asked myself, us crazy chicken ladies need support too! I live on a small farm with my husband, our dog Rayne, chickens galore, ducks, goats, turkeys, rabbits, turtles, cats and Sulcata Tortoise, Toto. Never in my life would I have imagined I would get to be mom to so many wonderful critters. Although my family is from a small farming community that doesn't even show up on a map, I grew up in the city. Had one dog for awhile, then my parents had to give away because of barking complaints from neighbors.... So yeah, kind of crazy I'm where I am now. My husband grew up farming with his great grandparents and grandparents. He has kept ducks and geese his whole life, so when we met 11+ years ago I became mom to them and well the bug bit me... and when it bites, it takes you over. Soon we had a coop full of chickens, then goats and so on. We had been sticking to Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. Last year we finally added some Bantams (we ended up with Silver Duckwings) and Easter Eggers. This year we decided to branch out more and we now have Lavender Orpingtons, Golden Laced Wydonettes and Calico Princesses. I really look forward to learning more about different breeds and communing with my people!
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  2. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    Welcome to BYC, aka New Zoo Review, where you'll find scads of like-minded folks who are fun & slam full of useful information, and not only chicken-related. We're glad you found us. Enjoy.
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  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello 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.
    rjohns39, Teila, KikisGirls and 5 others like this.
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Yay! Another crazy chicken lady has joined our flock!
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  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
    rjohns39, Pork Pie Ken, Teila and 5 others like this.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Great intro! :goodpost:
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    It is the chickens fault! They are Gateway animals for the addiction....

    Welcome to backyard chickens!
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Rakeswood1 :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.

    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.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock 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 ;)

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