New Kid...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RachelM, May 15, 2011.

  1. RachelM

    RachelM Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!

    I'm Rachel from Thorold, ON, CAN. I live on a little farm, and right now we only have horses and a herd of barn cats. I've been trying for years to convince my parents to get some birds, and it finally might be happening (Although the "Finally its happening stage" has happened before without any actual progress [​IMG] ). I love most birds, and have a special fondness for ducks. I'm hoping we can get some space going to raise a few chickens, ducks, turkeys, and possibly some geese, guinea fowl and rabbits. My parent's (Old man especially) are getting more on board with the idea since food prices having been skyrocketing (Some weeks, a whole tiny chicken is $20 [​IMG] ). I love learning all I can about birds, domesticated and wild, and hope that I can learn a few tricks here on BYC [​IMG]

    A little more on me...
    I'll be heading off to college in a year (extra year of high school, thanks to my ability to make decisions only AFTER the application dates pass), and I'm hoping to go to Ridgetown for Agriculture & Horticulture. I want to make a career out of raising animals for meat in a sustainable way. I prefer to be eco-friendly, but I'm not die-hard no-chemicals-within-100 mile-radius. i.e. When I asked my feed dealer about feed for birds, he recommended medicated turkey feed for the first weeks because "If you look at them wrong, they'll fall over and die". I enjoy photography, horseback riding, fishing, and birdwatching. I was cadet for 6 years (I think in America that's JROTC), and was in the band and captain of the rifle team. I love music, and have learned both bagpipes and oboe.
     
  2. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

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    Port Angeles Wa
    Welcome Rachel your going to love it so many friendly folks You will learn stuff and more stuff and more [​IMG]
     
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. cblakley0531

    cblakley0531 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WELCOME! Nice job working on the parents to get them on board!! When I finally had time to start building my coop, I was in high school, and my parents weren't so hot with the idea of messing with the chickens when I left for college...I was so bummed out! Things are looking up again my husband and I will be able to get a place where we can finally get some chickens! It's only going to take me about 9-10 years to get them since I tried last time [​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. You'll love having chickens, ducks, etc. But be warned they're very addictive [​IMG] Btw, I was a band geek in elementary & high school, too [​IMG] I played flute in concert band & piccolo in marching band for years. Tried the oboe for about a month during concert season one year, but I went back to the flute because I missed it too much [​IMG] Good luck with your birds [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck with your education. It is important. [​IMG]
     
  9. CH1CKENGUY

    CH1CKENGUY Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to BYC from Texas!
     
  10. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Sounds like you have your life on track--great job!
     

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