New member, no poultry yet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AquaEyes, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Hello, I've been reading through this forum for a bit now and just registered. I have never had poultry, being a city-boy from Long Island, NY. I'm currently a student in Buffalo (second-time around....I'm 34 now). I share my life with Sammy, my male double yellow headed amazon parrot, who will be 20 this month (I've had him since he was 7). I've decided that when I'm done with graduate school I'd like to move to the Homestead, FL area and have a small flock of chickens, guineas, peafowl and geese, so I'm just in the learning stage. However, this has been on my mind for years, so I'm a newbie with regards to experience but I've done LOTS of reading. I'm also an exotic animal lover and have been a member of several email groups for various species (fennec foxes, kinkajous, genets, etc.). I've loved the community feeling I perceive through this group, and look forward to making some new associations.

    P.S. I guess because I'm new, I can't share pics of my handsome boy Sammy right now, so you'll have to wait a bit on seeing him.

  2. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] from Georgia
  3. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    [​IMG] This is the place to come to learn!
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  5. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Songster

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    Welcome to BYC! I started with chickens over the summer and the people of BYC have been great. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]

  7. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    Welcome from northern California! Sounds like you're going to love it here. Keeping poultry is a real joy, as I'm sure you'll find out. [​IMG] I've kept a great many different species of animals and I find poultry is really my niche. (I have an interest in fennec foxes, too--but living in California, I'm not sure how I can make it work to have one. Ah, perhaps someday!) Poultry are interesting, diverse, wonderful animals, and there is constantly something new to learn and appreciate about them. Anyway, I hope you enjoy your time here!
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Pull up a chair and enjoy. [​IMG]

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