New NC Member!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Boonecoonhound, May 14, 2011.

  1. Boonecoonhound

    Boonecoonhound New Egg

    May 13, 2011
    Hey everybody!

    I finally made an account on here, after frequenting the message boards for about six months now. I am a college student in Boone, NC and the rest of my family lives in Raleigh, NC with the flock... or what's left of it....

    We got 5 day old chicks in January (three silkies and two black australorps) and LOVED them dearly....until they started crowing. We ended up with FIVE out of FIVE roosters! What are the odds in that?!?!!?!

    About two months ago I got a goldcrested polish chick and a blue-laced red wyandotte (at this time we were only sure of two roosters) to introduce to the flock but I didn't realize that they would soon be their own flock [​IMG]

    They're pretty shy so far but the Polish loves to be held once you can catch her. Keeping my fingers crossed they are both hens!!!!

    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself to everyone!

  2. Boonecoonhound

    Boonecoonhound New Egg

    May 13, 2011
    Oh-- I guess I should write about myself and my family on here, but I got too excited HAHA

    I go to Appalachian State (agroecology major) but this is my first time "owning" chickens.... however, I have cleaned out many a chicken coop....[​IMG]
    I have a redtick coonhound that I rescued (look for topics on dogs and chickens coming from me in the future). I have two younger siblings who don't care much for chickens. They liked them enough when they were day old fuzzy chicks but I think the chores of cleaning the poop changed their minds a little bit.

    My parents LOVE the chickens and we spend a lot of time letting them roam free in the yard and finding out what foods the chickens prefer. I love watching them nibble watermelon haha!

    One of my favorite pictures on this site is on the "treats" page, where a user snapped a shot of a bunch of chickens eating leftover stir fry. Bahaha.

    Thanks for reading!
  3. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    [​IMG] Ellen and [​IMG]

    I visited here for about 6 months too before setting up an account. Since you've been lurking for awhile I don't have to tell you what a good group of folks there are here.

    Good luck with the chickens, hope both turn out to be hens!
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] I was once a lurker too, but you will love being able to comment. [​IMG]
  5. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Welcome! [​IMG]

    Enjoy the forum.

    The FAQs at the upper right hand corner of the page, may prove helpful as you find your way around.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Hello and [​IMG] from California
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  10. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine

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