New Member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BigMan76, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. BigMan76

    BigMan76 In the Brooder

    Hello; new to the forum and looking forward to great information!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Brand new; hoping to get 4 hens this Spring 2019.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Zero, for now.

    (3) What breeds do you have? My friend is offering me a cross between Buff Orpington and Auracana’s or also called Americanas.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? Interested in raising and caring for them, egg production, and self-reliance (i.e. so we can stop buying eggs at the store).

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and target shooting.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. It's me, the Wife, and our toddler son; live in southwest/west suburban Chicago on a 1/3 acre lot, work in an office environment for a specialty contractor, and love Chesapeake Bay Retrievers (we had to say goodbye to ours last June 2018).

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? Google and my interest in backyard chickens led me here and got me to join.
     
  2. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

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  3. Table4Six

    Table4Six Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined our community of crazy poultry lovers! :lol:
     
  4. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    :frow Howdy and :welcome
    So glad you decided to join our "egg-ceptional" community! :jumpy
    Hope you enjoy your time here! :wee

    Also, good luck with your future chickens. :D
     
  5. Thejperez

    Thejperez Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Ameraucanas and Araucana aren't the same breed and a kind of hard to find them and have them be 'true' or purebred. Even if one of the parents was a purebred Ameraucana or Araucana I would call the offspring an Easter Easter or an Olive Egger.

    My flock says hello!

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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Ducks!

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    Welcome to BYC!


    You’ve certainly come to the right place for all things poultry! :wee

    We’re all so happy you’ve decided to join the BYC flock!

    BYC is filled with plenty of poultry peeps waiting to help & have fun!

    Here’s hoping find this website to be most helpful!! :wee :welcome :ya
     
  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome:woot
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    Hi, make yourself at home here! And if you're interested in possibly winning a beautiful 2019 BYC calendar, click on the link at the bottom of my post.

    Best wishes!
     

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