New member, Hi!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lmcelroy, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. lmcelroy

    lmcelroy In the Brooder

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    Hello all,
    I'm happy to be a new member of this wonderful learning community!
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am new to chicken-keeping, my chicks came home with me 3 weeks ago at one day old.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 5 right now; I understand this means I will probably end up with 10.

    (3) What breeds do you have? 3 Buffs and 2 Barred Rocks

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I came upon BYC while doing research for my coop.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Retired from academia, I am now a full time antiques dealer, gardener, and old house restorer (mine that is!)

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My wonderful, formerly reluctant husband, now says "thank you for bringing the chicks into our lives"! I have a very affectionate female Lab; 2 grown "children" that have flown the coop (sorry!)

    I look forward to the benefit of all your knowledge and experience, it has already been sooo helpful!
     
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  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    It is great having you here!

    Enjoy retirement!
     
  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    :frowHello and welcome to BYC!
    Congratulations on your new chicks!
     
  6. R3bauer

    R3bauer Songster

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    :welcome
    This is a great site and a wealth of knowledge is available. Just try not to get overwhelmed and enjoy it!
     
  7. Sue S

    Sue S Songster

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    Welcome, Yes this is a great place to be I've learned so much by being on this site, hope you will too. :welcome
     
  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    I like this answer on your intro, "5 right now; I understand this means I will probably end up with 10." It sounds like you've been made aware of chicken math :D

    Glad you're enjoying the flock, thanks for joining us!
     
  9. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Great to have you here! Welcome!
     
  10. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Glad you're here !

    A must have for your poultry is a FIRST AID KIT for any issues that would arise. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/suggestions-for-a-first-aid-kit.1150128/)
    It's definitely better to have it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

    Also, make sure your coop(s) have a proper amount of VENTILATION. (https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/) Your chickens will absolutely thank you for it!

    One last thing, if you're into gardening, feel free to join this years SEED SWAP (https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/seed-swap.1220129/)
     

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