New member from Ontario

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kevin Taylor, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Kevin Taylor

    Kevin Taylor Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2017
    Princeton, Ontario
    Soooo a pal of mine had a chicken HE thought was a giant pain in the arse. She's the last remaining Rhode Island Red hen in a badly failed flock he had, and now MY favorite little buddy because I took this 'lap sitting chicken' home to a new life of pampering and attention. In fact, that's her name...Buddy. She's now 2

    We all seem to suffer from the same gene that draws us to these birds. Uhuuum...chickens. LMAO... I personally think of them as hampsters for grown ups.. Pets that pay rent. I'M IN!!!

    Last May was when I brought her home (on the passenger seat of my ol' pickup) and the rest is history. She was so captivated by ME that I in turn became captivated by HER. That head twist and look thing they do is priceless. I think it was then that the addict bell went off for me.

    Im now the proud BOSS of 17 bird flock. 18 birds IF we're counting brains. Haha... Rhode Island's, Orpington, silkies, Cochins, leghorns and Japanese bantams. Learning as I go, but have a healthy and happy group :)

    Looking forward to reading everyone's posts and getting more involved in the culture here. Haven't even gotten started here yet and already love it here. FEELS LIKE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE ANYMORE. NICE TO MEET YOU EVERYONE! :D
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Kevin Taylor, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! You are correct - chickens can be quite captivating!! So don't worry - you are not alone! Buddy sounds like a fine bird!
    If you want to chat with some Canadian poultry peeps, find your thread here:
    Best wishes to you and Buddy and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kevin and welcome to BYC. Yup you're not the only chicken nut out there and I'm sure that you will fit in here just fine.

    Best wishes
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Kevin [​IMG] Welcome!

    Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable introduction!

    I 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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. 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 [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Make yourself at home here, you're among friends!
  6. Kevin Taylor

    Kevin Taylor Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2017
    Princeton, Ontario
    Thanks very kindly for the warm welcome. :frow
  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! This is THE place to be for anything and everything poultry related...
    Whether you're looking for help, info, insight, poultry breeders, ideas, or just friends, you've come to the right place!

    Anyway, great to have ya here!

    Make it a great day!

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Kevin. You can also check out "Canadians, check in here." You sure sound like our kind of people. Wish your Buddy had been seating on the car seat next to me. Sounds like such a charmer. Glad you caught the chicken bug.[​IMG]
  9. Kevin Taylor

    Kevin Taylor Just Hatched

    Mar 9, 2017
    Princeton, Ontario

    Buddy is definitely 'different' than the rest. My pals jack Russell claimed a whack of his birds (he don't know his arse from a hole in the ground when it came to chickens). Buddy actually stood her ground and chased the **** dog around. Priceless! She's fearless and generally awesome. It's the coolest thing to park the car and see a chicken bouncing across the yard on her way to come and greet ya. Of course, it's probably to get a treat. Lol... I'll make it a point of sharing a few photos. I've been limited to my cell phone this far.
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am so glad that you joined us, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow


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