New member in SF Bay Area

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ellenf, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. ellenf

    ellenf Hatching

    Mar 9, 2011
    Have been reading for a bit so thought I'd do an intro.

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

    Yep! Got them just before Christmas. Started with 6 but had lots of roosters.

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

    Right now 3 but one is a rooster so he will be leaving soon.... Only hens allowed in town limits. (Anyone near Pleasanton want a rooster?)

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    At this point 1 Ameraucana, 1 Light Sussex and 1 Barnevelder but the Ameraucana is the roo so ....

    (4) How did you find out about

    Met the founder at a local meeting then found it again via Google.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Gardening, playing fiddle and mandolin, cooking....

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Two dogs, two cats, two kids but one off to college most of the time. At this point, the chickens are in a large tractor with coop and run, behind another wire fence so my dogs don't bother them. (The Queensland Heeler was a bit intense about them when she could get close so now there's a 4' gap and she sits and looks at them but can't try to herd them so everyone is calmer.) I'd like to let them out into the smaller fenced side yard (only when the dogs are in the house) but am nervous about them as a friend had her neighbor's chickens fly into her yard and her dog killed some. If mine fly over this 5' fence they'd still be in my yard though and the 6' fence to the neighbor's has bushes in front so I don't think they can get up there....
  2. dreamer4217

    dreamer4217 Chirping

    Mar 6, 2011
    Riverside CA
    welcome from So. California (Used to be in the bay area still am from time to time)
    Totally new to the chicken this but do have a few
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    [​IMG] from New Mexico!
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Hi from the cap city! [​IMG]
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
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  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
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  7. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Welcome to BYC! I started with chickens over the summer and the people of BYC have been great. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
  8. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    [​IMG] Welcome from BC, Canada.
  9. chickenX

    chickenX In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2011
    Long Beach
    greetings from s. cali!
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