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New Michigander in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mjgigax, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. mjgigax

    mjgigax Crowing

    Jul 15, 2010
    Choctaw, OK
    I started helping my neighbor sort chicks for his Welsummer, French Cuckoo Marans, French Black Copper Marans, Gold Salmon Marans and sexlinks. When he hatched some Bantam chicks for a friend I could no longer resist the Chicken fever. A local BYC swap did not help, so many different beautiful birds and such NICE PEOPLE!!!!!
    BYC was so helpful in helping me choose to raise Bantam Cochins. Now that I have my first birds I am a cochin "believer".
    There are so many beautiful and tempting breeds but the breed index was alot of help in finding what suits me best since I don't have unlimited time or space.
    I can watch my 'fluffy butts'" for hours. Who knew sitting in the shade and watching chickens can be so relaxing!
    Here are my responses to the forum intro. questions -

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? New to chickens but grew up on a farm.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? - 5

    (3) What breeds do you have? - Bantam Partridge Chchins and a couple of Mille Fleur Project chicks

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? - Neighbor and Chicken mentor told me about a near by swap, at the swap I got many recomendations for the site

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? - Gardening, painting, drawing, sewing.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    - I teach Junior High Art in a innercity school in Oklahoma City, a very stressfull job. Although I love my job I couldn't do it if I couldn't live out here in the country. I do not mind the drive.
    My husband ( a Texan) is a recent Navy retiree. We met in Japan, then spent 8 years in San Diego. Though living in both of those places was very interesting, we dreamed of country living and a little bit of land of our own. Our transfer to Oklahoma gave us that.
    We both love animals. We have 1 dog and 4 Cats. Three cats live in the house. A 4th one joined our family against our will but "Moe" was so diplomatic, keeping strays from spraying in my garage, that he now is allowed to sleep on the tail fin of our 82" corvette. If we had more land and time we would have Draft Horses and Alpaca too.
  2. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Songster

    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    welcome [​IMG]
  3. chickieboy

    chickieboy Songster

    Feb 7, 2008
    broken bow
    [​IMG][​IMG] welcome to the sooner state from broken bow ok
  4. ChickaBea

    ChickaBea In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2010
    San Diego
    [​IMG] from a fellow newbie!
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    [​IMG] Can't have too many Okies - glad you found BYC!

    (Your neighbor/chicken enabler wouldn't happen to be Buckguy20, would it?)
  6. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] from Maine!! [​IMG]

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