New member in Tehachapi, CA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by robinmm04, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. robinmm04

    robinmm04 Hatching

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We got our first chickens this past spring. My grandparents were farmers & always had chickens, and I have always loved them.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 10. 2 roosters & 8 hens.

    (3) What breeds do you have? Welsumer & Ameraucana

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? A good friend

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Reading, church involvement, my kids

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband is a teacher, and I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom. We also have 2 goats, a dog, and a cat.
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C no time like snow time

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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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

    misfitmorgan Ordure Heir

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    Welcome to BYC, Tons of Great Info on the site and everyone seems nice.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. A word of advice; be careful about your rooster to hen ratio. The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, too many roosters will become very hard on your hens physically; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason you really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching and 1 rooster can easily handle 10 hens in this regard. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens.
     

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