New member, long time reader

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jessica McBride, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Jessica McBride

    Jessica McBride In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2018
    NW Georgia
    My Coop
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Not new to chickens, have had them for over 35 years
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Between 15 and 45, it's best to never admit to strangers how many chickens you have, they might think you are crazy.
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Black Australorp, BCM, CA whites, Sapphire Gems, EE's, SLW, Golden Comets, RiR, BO's, Light Brahmas, and a few mixed from above.
    (4) How did you find out about
    needed to do some research on a new breed a few years back. Googled it, got here.
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I also raise goats and this year started with Turkeys.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Small 5 acre farmstead in Georgia, cats, dogs, house chicken that thinks she is a dog, ya know normal farm stuff.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    A few years, like most roads Google pointed me here. I finally joined because I wanted to reply to a post I read.

    Picture of my coop before it was delivered.

    my coop.jpg

    Where I bought my coop: Company delivered and set up for me, and was about 2-2.5 hours away. Also I was able to customize my coop for my needs. Added extra chicken doors that are hooked up to an auto-timer, added extra roosts and 2 lower broody boxes. I like to keep my broody mamas with the flock when they have little ones. I have had huge success raising the chicks with mom because the flock accepts the babies from day 1. No chicken drama with introductions.
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
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  2. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

    Jul 4, 2018
    Queensland, Australia
    Hello and Welcome to BYC :frow
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  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Jessica and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Nice looking coop you have there :thumbsup

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link, if you have not already done so. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  4. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
    Don't worry... we know how it is.

    Welcome to BYC!
    hithere.gif Glad you finally joined us... hopefully we'll get to see more posts from you!
    Your experience is valuable and we could all benefit from whatever you have to share. Not really sure if anyone here is normal... so that must mean we're all... abnormal?
    Make yourself at home and have fun!

    crazy-lady 2.jpg
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  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Welcome to BYC! Only 15 to 45 chicken's? You probably need some more, then! ;)
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  6. jonezjollyfarm

    jonezjollyfarm Songster

    Apr 19, 2015
    Welcome friend!
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  7. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you here, thanks for joining us!
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Hello and welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate
    What a beautiful coop!!!!! Best wishes and have lots of FUN!
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  9. Rick M

    Rick M Songster

    Jun 21, 2018
    Southwest Missouri
    Hello and welcome to BYC:frow
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard Chickens flock. Nice coop.
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