New Member - SLC, UT

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SnowKnitty, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. SnowKnitty

    SnowKnitty Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2017
    South Jordan, Utah
    Hi Everyone. I've been on the site a lot prior to joining. I picked up a great deal of valuable information and want to say thanks for your contributions!
    My husband and I inherited a coop and small flock (5 hens plus 1 roo) from the prior owners of my home with no information about their breed, ages, etc. It was a learning experience and not all of it good. The first summer, we were reveling about our turnkey egg farm from our free ranging flock. Then, several members got coccidiosis. At the time, we didn't even know what that was! [​IMG] I learned a lot on this site very quickly. The former owners told us they always left the coop open and had never had any predation problems. We lost 2 hens to a predator who used the coop as a late night drive through. Needless to say, we started locking the flock up at night. But we still had to trap the predator. We succeeded in catching him and it was a skunk. Take a moment to think about how one removes a skunk from a live trap in an area where you are not allowed to use a firearm! Now that it's ancient history, I can laugh about it...
    Since then, we've incubated and brooded our own "barnyard blend" eggs with good success and lots of fun! This spring, I have some cream legbars coming it to expand our flock and we're thinking about building a new coop!
    I'm looking forward to sharing chicken husbandry knowledge and experiences with all of you.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas SnowKitty, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Sounds like you had a pretty steep learning curve but came through with flying colors. Experience truly is the best teacher....but some of the advice and knowledge located on BYC is a much needed bonus! Best wishes to you and your current and future flocks and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sounds like you got your feet wet by diving in head first, lol.

    Thanks for joining us and congrats on the ever-expanding flock!
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
  5. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    :welcome Glad you joined us!
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. X2 on redsoxs. :thumbsup
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sounds like you are doing well to handle what lands in your lap. We've read about others and their skunk problems. Even if they are shot, they manage to foul up the air anyway. [​IMG]
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under SnowKnitty [​IMG] Welcome!

    Best of luck with your flock and I hope the road is smooth from now on.

    I also 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. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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