New Member from Ormond Beach, Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CitrusMan, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. CitrusMan

    CitrusMan Chirping

    Dec 15, 2016
    Good morning, BackYard Chickens. I'm new to the group, just wanted to introduce myself.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I am new to chickens. I got my birds on September 11th, this year. We drove from Ormond Beach to Live Oak (3 hours!) to pick them up. We were told that they were approximately 3-4 months old. My girlfriend, however, is not new to chickens. She had over 100 of them at one time in Mississippi. That was years ago.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Right now, we have three girls. We are looking to add another two or three, soon. I built a 3 ft. L X 2.5 ft. W coop with a 7 ft. L X 2.5 ft. W run. We just moved from a 75 ft. X 100 ft. lot to a place that has about 1.15 acres. Very soon, I will be building them an 8 ft. L X 8 ft. W X 6 ft. T coop/run combo

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    We have a Buff Orpington, a Speckled Sussex, and an Ameraucana. We are hoping to add an Isbar and a Black Copper Maran, soon.

    (4) How did you find out about

    I found Backyard Chickens by entering chicken related questions into the Google search bar.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Some of my other hobbies are photography, especially landscape, I am a co-founder of a group called Spring Hunters (we have over 21,000 members who are dedicated to spreading the word and practicing preservation of our fresh water and addressing water related issues, here in Florida, and around the world), I LOVE citrus culture and the history surrounding it, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring all around Florida, motorcycles, and gardening. I've attached a few samples of my photography work.





  2. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I'm a former Floridian and love your photos! There's a state thread for members in FL you might enjoy...just type Florida State Thread in the search box and it should pop up.

    Keep an eye out for photography contests that come up rather frequently, those are always fun to enter and/or just follow.

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
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  3. CitrusMan

    CitrusMan Chirping

    Dec 15, 2016
    Thank you so much, I'll check it out.
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Your girls are adorable!

    I hope you enjoy BYC. 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
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  6. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Hello and :welcome! I'm so glad you've joined us! And wonderful breeds you have too! :D Your pictures were really good too! I love photography, but I'm not awesome at it. :/
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  7. GabrielBane

    GabrielBane Songster

    Sep 20, 2016
    Come join us in the Florida thread and catch up on the latest swaps, meets and shows!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I love to look at good photography, mine just rates a "fair." Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
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  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you decided to join the community and I do hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow

    Outstanding photography! :thumbsup
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