New member in Northern Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tim and Libby, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Tim and Libby

    Tim and Libby New Egg

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    Hello fellow chicken farmers.

    My name it Tim and my wife is Libby.

    We started our first flock last year and so far we are enjoying it.

    My wife is a pre-k teacher and has had a Spring section in which she gets chicks and the class raises them for about a month. She then gives them away. A couple years ago, she had a hard time getting someone to take them so we decided to keep them the next year. Our birds were hatched 4/1/14.

    We have 7 Buff Orpingtons and we get an average of 5 eggs per day.

    I like letting them run the yard when I am working outside and the neighbors love watching them too. They even bring scraps over once in a while. Earlier today I caught one of my neighbors tossing some stale bread and oatmeal cookies to them as they were scratching around the yard. I think my dog got the cookies, lol.

    The dog and the chickens like to play. The dog will run around and chase the chickens. They will fly/run away and then sneak up on him when he is not looking and peck at him. He jumps and takes off on a dead run. It is hilarious.

    Anyway, that is a bit about me and I hope to learn a lot from all the experts on this site.

    Tim
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your chickens! Buff Orpingtons are a nice, gentle breed.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Good luck with your Buff Orpingtons! They are a lovely breed that are usually good layers and docile.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have! We're all here to help in any way we can.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    How nice that you have neighbors that enjoy your chickens - that's a big plus. So glad you joined our flock [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Tim and Libby. Glad you decided to our flock. My wife is a former pre-k teacher and we have some Buff Orpingtons in our flock as well. We've raised BOs for years, and they are a wonderful breed; very hardy, calm and friendly (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and good layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your BOs.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Buff orpingtons are my favorite breed! They are just so pretty, affectionate and docile. I love my orps!!

    Great to meet you!:)
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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