New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by armymom824, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. armymom824

    armymom824 Just Hatched

    Oct 1, 2015
    Hi everyone I'm armymom824.I have 2 kids,one in the military(son)and one in college (daughter).I've been married for 21 years. I have had chickens for about 2 years now. I live in North Carolina. I've never raised any chickens as pets before. As a child I worked in a chicken house with my mother. That was way different than having your own. I never knew you could love chickens as much as I do. I have Rhode Island Reds and 2 Brahma's. All of them are free range. I let the out everyday except if it's raining really hard. To some they think their just chickens but to me their my babies. Everyone who comes over says that my chickens are not normal. Why? Because when I go down to them they all come running to me. After I give them their treat they try to follow me every where I go lol. Then I can pick them up to love on them. They are the sweetest things. If I had a bad day I go straight to them. My husband says I clean their coop like I do my house lol. Once a week I'll clean their house and put some fresh shavings back in if needed. Then for their yard I'll rake out all the poop and put in garden then give them fresh to dust bath. They love it when I clean their coop. Some people think I'm crazy but doing this makes me forget all about the week. So this is me.
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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 23, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! So glad you could join!

    My chickens are my babies too, they love to follow me everywhere. Chickens are awesome! It sounds like yours are very happy and given wonderful care.

    Feel free to ask any questions you may have, or just post fun pictures of your flock!

    Nice to meet you! [​IMG]
  3. cutechick53

    cutechick53 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2013
    Your coop cleaning schedule sound better than mine... lol!
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  4. armymom824

    armymom824 Just Hatched

    Oct 1, 2015
    Thank you Gitabooks. I love this sight. Learning more and more things that I didn't know. I'm so glad I found this sight.
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. All of us here at BYC have OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder). If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, I would like to thank your son for his time in service. Chickens are so therapeutic - some even make nursing home visits.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    You'll fit in just fine here, we're all a bit poultry mad. My chickens are my pets too and nothing can shake off a bad day like watching their antics.

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Glad you found a place to come to chat with others who feel the same about their chickens!

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