New member, but I have visited before!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickengirl86, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Chickengirl86

    Chickengirl86 In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2018
    Hansford, West Virginia

    This is the first time i’ve posted on here, but this group has helped me out over the years. I’m not new to having chickens and have had them for almost seven years now! I started out with four black Cochin hens, then a week later added two Easter chicken pullets! Over the following years, I lost an Easter chicken and two of my Cochins—one to disease and one was killed by dogs.

    Then, I bought day old chicks from Tractor Supply and raised them, unfortunately I had a massive disease spread through my flock in 2016 and nearly all my Tractor Supply hens died, then my two remaining Cochins—Florence and Prudence—died of old age.
    So, last February I went to Rural King and picked out seven chicks to raise—three Barred Rock, two Buff Orphingtons and two Silver-laced Wyandottes—and now that brings my flock up to nine: a Easter chicken, Maggie, a hybrid, Ellie, my barred rocks—Angie, Annie and Gracie, and my two orphingtons—Buffy and Luna.

    That’s my story of my chicken experience so far, and I’m looking forward to getting to know people who love their chicks as much as I do!
  2. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello :frow and :welcome
    So pleased you’re finally joining in the fun!
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you've joined us.
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to aka BYC! :frow
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock.
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Sounds like a great little flock!

    Welcome! Glad you're here!
  6. Chickengirl86

    Chickengirl86 In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2018
    Hansford, West Virginia
    Thank you so much, Plip! I plan to post some pictures of my girls on here soon!
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    :welcome:yesss: Hope whatever disease decimated your flock before, isn't lurking still in group or coop. Marek's is considered to be everywhere.
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  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Chickengirl.. :frow Welcome!

    I am pleased you delurked and 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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    Yes, please do share Pictures and Stories of your flock. 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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