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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cherisplace61, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Cherisplace61

    Cherisplace61 New Egg

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    Hi to all you chicken keepers out there. This is my first time raising chickens although my significant other is a pro at it. He already had the chicken house, coop, heat lamps, feeders & waterers, so I am a bit ahead of the curve. We started with 7 silver wyandottes & 7 gold/brown wyandottes, which we got as chicks from one of our area's farm stores in late April 2015. We lost 2 from either a coon or a badger & 1 managed to jump the fence. We now have 11' 10 pullers & 1 rooster. Just this week we started getting the pullet eggs (4 so far), which was about what we figure based on information from here & other sites.

    I found out about BackYardChickens by googling for information online. :)

    My other hobbies are reading, crocheting & knitting, some gardening, singing in a women's barbershop chorus, & going to auctions. I also work full time outside the home. I like to travel when I can & going to the theater when I can manage the time.

    We live in southeastern Illinois & i work in southwest Indiana in the automotive industry. We have 7 children total & 6 grandchildren. We have 2 small dogs & 2 cats besides the wyandottes. I am very excited to raise chickens & in learning more about them. Our girls (pullets) are very pretty. Looking forward to the fresh eggs & the good chicken conversations. Thank you for creating a place to learn all about chicken
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    So glad you joined the BYC flock[​IMG]. Hope you will visit our very informative Learning Center.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    What a nice introduction, thanks for telling us a bit about yourself. In addition to all the chicken forums, you might enjoy the hobby section of BYC:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/41/hobbies

    If you have questions, feel free to ask. There are a lot of helpful, friendly members here and a ton of information.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. Justso

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Cherisplace61

    Cherisplace61 New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for the welcome.[/SIZEi really appreciate it,]
     

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