New member introduction - From Alhambra Calif!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickensARGreat, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. ChickensARGreat

    ChickensARGreat In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    Alhambra, Calif.
    Hi All! I've been lurking here for quite some time...finally joined so I can share my wonderful chicken experiences with you!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes! April 19, 2014 my wife and I got two chicks from the local pet store for Easter.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Five. 2 Golden Comets (from the pet store), 1 Barred Plymouth Rock, 2 Buff Orpingtons

    (3) How did you find out about
    By searching for 'pet chickens' in Google.

    (4) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Solar Energy enthusiasts (Have hot water solar system and PV panels). Gardening. Watching chickens in backyard. Also love our Chevy Volt extended range electric car!

    Chickens have been a blessing in our lives! We never knew how calming it would be to watch them do their random 'chicken things' every day. We have a really nice Tavern chicken coop, and a smaller Saloon coop, which gives the birds lots of room to roam, and on the weekends, when we're home, we let them free range in the backyard.

    They are all hens, so we will be having lots of eggs to share with friends and family soon!

    The 2 golden comets are a bit skittish, the barred rock is the most bossy, but enjoys being petted. But the 2 buff orpingtons are the sweetest of them all! For now, we have to keep the 2 buff orpingtons in their own coop, away from the golden comets and barred rock, as they bully and peck the poor buffs! Hopefully, some day, we can let all 5 out together to free range as one big happy chicken family.

    We were amazed to see how fast the chickens can catch mid air...anything flying within striking distance...flies, beetles, etc.

    Of course, ANYTHING moving on the ground....becomes a snack!

    We're hooked on chickens! My user photo shows how crazy I am about them. I was wearing the apron because of a previous accident...didn't know chickens can projectile poop horizontally while holding them. I'm holding one of the Golden Comets at 2 months old.

  2. Nofowlplay

    Nofowlplay Songster

    Dec 29, 2013
    In the backyard
    Ny Buff Orp and Barred Rock are best friends! Hope yours can get along!
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Love the chicken hat in your avatar! [​IMG] Sounds like you have a lovely flock! If you are interested in self sufficiency, you might also like one of our sister sites, Sufficient Self....

    Enjoy this great adventure in life you are on and welcome to our flock!
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Great introduction. A lot of us were lurkers before joining, and we are all crazy about chickens here. Golden Comets is one of the many names by which some hatcheries market Red Sex Link chickens. They may be skittish, but they are egg laying machines. I have some Buff Orpingtons in my flock. I love their calm and gentle temperament (sweet like you said). Good luck with your flock.
  5. ChickensARGreat

    ChickensARGreat In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2014
    Alhambra, Calif.
    Thanks to you all for the greetings!

    I've really enjoyed this site...gotten TONS of information, and been very entertained reading about everyone's life with chickens!
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  7. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Songster

    Jan 25, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Welcome from the Ocean State!
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  9. Hello from Los Angeles!
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! You must be careful with those projectile poops. I remember a member here got one in her eye once! And X2 On Please come share some of your expertise there with us!

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