New to Backyard Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smkirch84, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. smkirch84

    smkirch84 In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2019
    Fairport New York
    Hi, My name is Sue

    I first got chickens 4/29/18. 8 sexed girls from Tractor Supply, 4 Black Sex Links and 4 Rhode Island Reds. We still have, 8 but one of the BSL's got taken by a large red tailed hawk and we adopted a mostly white ( a few black feathers) w/ red comb girl ( unknown breed). She is half the size of my other 7 girls so incorporating her into the flock was a painful month of a chicken in the house most of the time.

    I first got chickens to have clean eggs. They are super spoiled with non-gmo, non soy, non corn, organic feed. Homemade fruit & veggies and what we like to call the taj mahal of coops. the eggs are just a bonus, the chickens are a wonder and have brought much calm to my life over the last year.

    We also have a chocolate lab & a siamese cat, neither cat or dog care much for the chickens and are mostly afraid of them. My husband and I live in western NY, I am also a studio potter. I grow much of our food and we buy only small farm raised cattle, chickens & pigs fed a healthy natural diet. clean food is important to us. don't get me wrong I love a candy bar or homemade cookies, Im not a saint!

    I found this site by searching for info about chickens and found it to be very helpful & easy to search topics.
  2. chkva

    chkva Songster

    Mar 20, 2015
    Welcome to BYC. Clean food is very important, I'm the same way. Enjoy your chickens because they definitely do bring a calm with them especially through the hard times in life.
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. I wish you success with your flock and projects.
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Sue, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    So many people get into chickens "just for the eggs" and then find out that is far from the best aspect of owning chickens. I, too, find they bring me much peace and happiness just watching them be happy chickens.
    Melky, sourland, fldiver97 and 10 others like this.
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Sue :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
    Melky, sourland, fldiver97 and 8 others like this.
  7. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
    MomJones, sourland, fldiver97 and 8 others like this.
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
    Melky, sourland, fldiver97 and 5 others like this.
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    WELCOME! IMG_20190325_111858.jpg
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! It's always nice to have a good food source, as you never know what they are doing with or to the packaged stuff in the store's. They are always having recall's on food.

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