New to BYC from the Willamete Valley in Oregon.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mikeandike, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. mikeandike

    mikeandike Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2017
    Springfield Oregon
    I've been lurking here for a few weeks now. I've acquired a flock of my own to have fresh eggs and have been researching things here when I have questions. I'm not emotionally attached to the birds but I take pride in taking care of them. My wife thinks I'm crazy and would probably think I'm even crazier if she knew I made a chicken forum profile.

    I had chickens growing up but this is the first time I've had a flock that's entirely my responsibility. I love to eat fresh eggs (at least 3 per day) so I've got to keep the hens happy!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mikeandike [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, 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 [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    It's nice to have you join us!
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, mikeandike, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! CTKen gave you some great advice and links so I'll just say good luck and best wishes!!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Lots of fellows here on BYC! And many of them do complain their wives think they are first! Just wait though, eventually the wives take over YOUR hobby and claim the birds as theirs!! Ha!

    Make yourself at home here. Definitely follow the link to our Learning Center. All kinds of great articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to the forum! I am so glad you decided to join us today, and I hope you will make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have! :frow

  9. mikeandike

    mikeandike Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 15, 2017
    Springfield Oregon
    This forum is pretty impressive. I'm used to auto forums (mostly tacomaworld) where most of the members are from the U.S. or Canada. I see members on here from all over the globe.

    My username is based on my two roosters. I acquired my mixed flock from a friend rehoming hens, a local organic breeder (sorting out unwanted breeds), and a few other people who were rehoming. I was gifted a kind leghorn rooster named Mike. I had to promise that I wouldn't be eating him for the lady to let me have him. I then got a little bantam rooster as part of a trio in need of rehoming. I thought Mike and Ike was a good pair of names for the pack alpha's. I was surprised at how well Ike stands up to the bigger hens (most are 2-3 times his size). One of the hen's was trying to chase him away from the food and he chased her all around the yard for about 5 minutes. She has no problem sharing anymore.

    Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome. I've got lots to learn and look forward to being part of the BYC community.

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