New to backyard!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Emily77, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Emily77

    Emily77 Chirping

    Hi everyone :)

    I copy/pasted the sample questionnaire here.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    -Kind of? My dad had chickens when I was a kid, I was around them summers til I was 8. Moved in with current boyfriend last year, he’s had chickens for years. Last bunch got old and stopped producing, so into the soup they went. Just got new chicks (and some ducklings) a couple weeks ago.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    -15 chicks, 2 weeks old. 3 ducklings, 2 weeks old.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    - 3 of each: Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Gold Lace Wyandottes, Leghorns. Ducks: 1 Buff Orpington and 2 Chocolate Runners.

    (4) How did you find out about
    -Through a friend on Facebook

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    -Animal welfare in general. Making the chicken/duck run interesting for them. Gardening (vegetable mostly, with some interest in flowers for the bees.) Hunting (big game).

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    -I live with my boyfriend who has partial custody of his 8 year old little girl. I have an old black dog named Delilah, 2 Maine coons named Tom and Lou, and the occasional random foster animal. I’ve been a veterinary nurse (small animal) for 17 years.
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Emily.. :frow Welcome!

    I 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.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. There are some down the bottom of the page which are duck specific.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    You may be interested in this link:
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I hope the vets will learn something about chickens & ducks from you. There is a need for this.
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello Emily and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.
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  6. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcomeWe’re all chicken mad here and there’s loads of friendly, knowledgeable members who will be pleased to help when needed or simply just chat about all things chicken :thumbsup
  7. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    It's nice to meet you! :D
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    :welcome so glad you have joined us.
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  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Being a vet nurse may come in very handy for the occasional injury or illness that can come along with having animals. Your experience could well be helpful to others here on BYC too.

    Thanks for joining us!
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  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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