New Old Chicken Owner Becky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Becky Johnson, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Becky Johnson

    Becky Johnson In the Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I've owned backyard hens for almost ten years and teach a "Backyard Chicken" class at an educational farm nearby. I've been sharing this website with prospective chicken owners for the six years I've taught this class, and yet I wasn't a member myself...quite ironic. Particularly because I tell the class participants how helpful and friendly this site is. So here I am, finally!
    I have owned Ameraucanas, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Wyandotts, Buckeyes, and now have a flock of 5 Buff Orpington's, and I have loved all of these breeds...overall great layers, friendly and great for backyard flocks. I have a mutually helpful relationship with several people from the Bhutanese community nearby, who came as refugees several years ago...they take my 2 year old hens every other year when they slow down their laying, and I get new chicks to raise.
    We also own a cat, Chester, who isn't interested in these chickens because they just get too big to bother with, and our rescue mastiff Honey, who has killed 7 groundhogs, 1 raccoon and (unfortunately) 2 skunks, but would never lay a paw on the chickens because we've trained her to know that they are part of her pack. In fact, she recently body-slammed a neighbor's Newfoundland who escaped his yard to get at our hens. She's a good dog.
    Thanks for all the help you give to chicken owners...I'm glad I've finally joined up!
     
  2. MrsMistyReal

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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Becky :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Great intro! :goodpost:
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    About time you joined all the fun!
    I'm glad you are here.
    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hi, Becky, welcome to BYC. Your expertise will be welcome here.
     
  8. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    :frow :welcome :frow
     
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  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Hi Becky!!!
     
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  10. Boonie Stomper

    Boonie Stomper Songster

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    Welcome Becky- glad you joined the flock! :frow:welcome:highfive:
     
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