New(ish) Member from Berkeley, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FoxholeFarm, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2014
    Berkeley, CA
    I've been using BYC as a resource for years and finally joined last month.

    I work at a small feed store and keep chickens. My family calls me a plumage slut because I just have to have every kind ever in my flock, which is hard to manage when the run is only so big. We fluctate from 5-15 chickens pretty regularly and are on the high end of that as of next week. (5 hens, 7 newly hatched chicks, and 6 show bantams on their way home in a week)

    I also live with two dogs. One is a soft mouthed border collie who likes to nuzzle and lick the chickens as if they were her pups. The other is a naughty hound/herding/terrier mutt who thinks they are chew toys especially made for him. Mine is the bad dog, but I love him anyway.

    I also cook a lot, spin and knit, camp, participate in the renaissance faires, and tend my wild garden. Recently I have been learning about herbalism and have been putting that to use in my own diet as well as that of my chickens.

    I'm looking forward to much more partcipation here on BYC!
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013

    Glad you took the plunge and joined!!
  3. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.

    Are you seriously telling us that chickens are not chew toys for dogs? You will make a lot of dogs very upset.[​IMG]
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sounds like you have a wonderful flock! Be careful with your dogs around your flock.

    Glad you joined!
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] You ought to come on over to the Northern California thread. [​IMG] Lots of nice people posting on there. I would like to hear more about the use of herbs in chicken's diets.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please do be cautious dogs and raccoons come out as the worst predators of chickens. Usually the dog is the family pet, or the neighbors mutt that is allowed to run loose all day. Bet you've never heard of a chicken killing a dog. That would be news.
  7. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2014
    Berkeley, CA
    I have been watching there and been posting to the Bay Area thread too.
  8. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2014
    Berkeley, CA
    Don't worry. My pooch doesn't get to play with the birds, as much as he would like to. We are constantly trying to train the interest into more acceptable behavior than biting and I think with time we will get there.
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I always though working in a feed store would be an interesting job. I like to hang around in them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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