New Member Intro: Hello Everyone!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LadyRunefarmer, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. LadyRunefarmer

    LadyRunefarmer In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2019
    Just following the new member instructions :)

    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    First got chickens when I was.... 6 maybe? I was part of the younger section of 4-H when we first got chickens if I remember right. Us kids stayed in 4-H for a while, about 6 years give or take, before we wanted to do other school activities and parents jobs demanded more of their time. Because everyone was so busy, we ended up selling our chickens and most of the equipment we had. Fast forward to February of 2019, and I manage to get things set up again to have chickens. :) Missed the little buggers

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Until Feb 26th, we had 10 chicks, 6 of whom were ready to go out into the adult pen as long as they had some extra warmth. Just my luck that the garage we had converted in the back end into a coop went up in flames that afternoon and burnt to the ground with my 6 older chicks in it. :(
    The next day, I picked up 2 extra chicks when I went to pick up the BCM roo chick I ordered weeks prior. So as of right now we have 7 chicks.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    3 Silkies, 1 Showgirl, 1 BCM roo,1 Easter Egger, and 1 Golden Laced Wyandotte.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Eggs, cute birds, and meat.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I play video games, read, and watch streams on twitch. I've also recently picked up streaming the security camera feed of my chicks on twitch, but I don't know if that's something I'll stick with.

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

    I currently live at home with my two parents, my older brother, and his girlfriend. We all have a dog, and we each have a cat. Except for my brother. He shares a cat with his girl friend. It's a good thing we live out in the country! XD

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    I was doing some research about hatching silkie eggs. I had bought silkie eggs to hatch in early February and had heard they're notoriously difficult to hatch. From then on, when I had chicken questions (since its been 10 years roughly since we had them, you tend to forget things or new better ways of doing things pop up) I found myself coming here often to get my questions answered.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community :celebrate
  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
    Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
  4. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

    Jul 31, 2018
    Catalonia, Spain
    My Coop
    Hello LadyRuneFarmer.
    Welcome to BYC.
    What caused the coop fire may I ask?
  5. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Songster

    Oct 27, 2012
    I like your Avatar, and know who made it.
  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    How did the garage burn down? That's terrible.
  7. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    I wish you luck with your new flock!
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad that you joined. :)
  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya

    We have a contest going on right now just for new folks like you. In order to enter you'll need to copy the link from your first post in this thread and post it in the contest thread.

    To copy your link address, right click on the link to your thread and click copy or copy link
    [​IMG] then click on the following URL
    Go down to where it says "write your reply..." tell us this is your entry and then click on the link button
    Paste your URL into the box and click "insert", then click "Post Reply".
    That's all there is to it. Once you've finished this, you're eligible to win a nice BYC Calendar.
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us! :celebrate
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