new member - long time chicken lover

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by anothercrazychick, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. anothercrazychick

    anothercrazychick In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for letting me barge in here and start posting! I hadn't properly introduced myself. I have had chickens for nearly 13 years. I don't do any showing and not a lot of breeding, but I am fairly obsessed about their care and health. I have worked on and off for a vet since 1993 (worked full time as a vet assistant for 5 years). I've had 3 years of animal sciences at University and I have my Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology with a major in ornithology (study of birds). I have also been volunteering at the wildlife rehabilitation society in my city since 1998 and have had a fair bit of experience with injured and sick and oiled wildlife. I am currently the "pigeon, duck, pheasant and chicken" rehabber, as the wildlife society doesn't take those birds. Needless to say, I have a plethora of adopted birds and a wild flock of rehabbed pigeons that just won't go away [​IMG] I live on a grain farm and I board 75 horses here as well, so that keeps me more than busy (as does my 10 month old daughter!).

    So there I am in a nutshell. Looking forward to meeting many of you!

    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Wow, first off [​IMG] from wa state...second of all .....75 horses?!!! Goodness, you are a busy lady! hahaha
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Laura! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! I agree, you a VERY busy woman! So good of you to rehab all those feathered friends! [​IMG]
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    [​IMG] from California!
  5. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Songster

    Aug 21, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] from Oregon!
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  7. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us! WOW - 75 horses, a 10 month old and a wildlife rehabber!! You must be busy! [​IMG]
  8. eekgads

    eekgads Chirping

    Aug 19, 2009
    Central VA
    [​IMG] from Virginia!
  9. TheGoldenRoo

    TheGoldenRoo A Crazy and Fun Chicken

    Oct 15, 2009
    Well, it's nice to have even more animal lovers here!!! Welcome! [​IMG]
    And 75 horses? Amazing, you must be busy...
  10. Jodistur

    Jodistur In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2009
    Northeast Ohio
    Hi Laura!!

    Wow - 13 years of chicken experience - I think we all will benefit from you joining the group!! I'd love to hear more about your obsession with care and health. Oh My Gosh!! look at your career! Wish you lived in Ohio - what state are you in? Congrats on the 10 month old daughter! You sound like you have a rich life!!

    We look forward to hearing more from you!

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