New member / former lurker for several years

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BroodyChik, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. BroodyChik

    BroodyChik New Egg

    Feb 11, 2016
    Hi, I'm in Wartrace, Tennessee. My DH and I decided to raise chickens for meat and eggs several years ago and all my internet research usually directed me to BYC. We bought our first flock of Buff Orpingtons as chicks from an online hatchery 2 years ago. 2 roos and 14 hens. All survived and provided us with way too many eggs (that we share/sell/hatch) The best part is the amusement and affection they provide us as well. Chickens... go figure! :lol:

    We raise our birds in a "free-range" fenced in very large yard with upper and lower hot-wire for varmit defense. They have an "at will" coop to roost and lay in. We also feed scratch grains and layer pellets. No meds, gmo etc.. We are firm believers in D.E. (diatomaceous earth 100% food grade) No worms, mites, ticks, fleas, etc.. All of our animals/birds consume it and wear it.

    I have found a wealth of information within this community, as a lurker, and will continue to do so now as a member. I have directed lots of people that have bought chicks from me to BYC. Not sure why I waited so long to join.

    We added meat rabbits (NZW & Californians) last summer and will be adding Coturnix quail late this spring. Hopefully we will add milk goats this summer.
    We intend on growing all of our own vegetables this year and food for our animals/birds.

    We will have our hands full this year and hopefully our plates. :p
    Life is an adventure and we want to do our part in sustaining it.

    I look forward to being able to join in the information pool as well as the fun found within these forums.

    Now, I just have figure out how to set up my profile and navigate better. I couldn't find a "how to" on the community profile....... what is jabber and my coop? And I didn't understand how to tell about myself onthe profile.
  2. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Your jabber is on your profile.... it just shows up on there. I never really understood it.

    "My Coop" will show up when you post. Post a link on it, so when you have a post, "My Coop" will show up, and people can click on it.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you certainly come to the right place as chicken (or maybe just "animal") maths has it firmly in its grasp! [​IMG] Busy times ahead, but I'm sure you will enjoy it.

    All the best

  4. Welcome neighbor you are not to far from me you will figure it out as you go along. I just joined last year .in the spring . Findizzle is spot on every time you post on a thread it will add it to your subscription list and you just click on that to edit and remove or get email notify .very simple your jabber is all the threads you posted on recently . even if you are not subscribed to them. just keep playing and you will get the hang of it
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. BroodyChik

    BroodyChik New Egg

    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks everyone!:)
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  9. BroodyChik

    BroodyChik New Egg

    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks NickyKnack...... love your avatar!
  10. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    You're welcome and thank you! :)

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