New Member Intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rsvhvn, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Rsvhvn

    Rsvhvn Just Hatched

    Hi all! My name is Robin. My husband and I bought an 8 acre farm in the city last year. We were going to do ducks (khaki campbell), but when we went to get them at the feed store, they were gone. They had Isa Browns so we got the required 6. They were 2 weeks old and we've had them for the past week. So, to get started, I'm just going to answer the questions:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes we are new to chickens. I've never had them, but my grandfather did when I was a kid. My husband's grandmother had them when he was a kid. Other than books and what I've read on this site, we know nothing.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We have 6

    (3) What breeds do you have? Isa Brown

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I did a google search about a year ago and have been reading the site since. More so in the last 3-4 months.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Sewing, reading, gardening, and obviously reading the forums on BYC.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband and I are both retired, we have 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren (with one on the way, due in September), 3 dogs: toy poodle (10 years old), pyrenean shepherd (7 years old) and a yorkie (5 years old).
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Robin and welcome to our community - great that you have joined us.

    These links may help with caring for your chicks

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...ks-the-first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens


    You can check out the Buy/Sell/Trade forum for your ducks, but you must have made 20 posts before you can participate.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Robin [​IMG] Welcome & Congratulations!

    As you have already received links to some good starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  6. Rsvhvn

    Rsvhvn Just Hatched

    Thanks, all! I'm happy to be here. I am reading all the information on the links received in the welcome email. I do intend to find the forum for my state.
     
  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You are no longer retired.

    You are now official chicken farmers. They will slowly begin to take
    more and more of your time.

    Welcome to your new life.


    Spook
     

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