New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jenny2017, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Jenny2017

    Jenny2017 In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2019
    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    —I first got my chickens about 2 years ago.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    —I started off with 8 chickens, 2 were roosters and went to my MIL. 6 were hens. After all the cold weather this winter we had 2 hens unexpectedly pass away. 2 days in a row. We are down to 4 now

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    — I have 2 New Hampshire and 2 Plymouth Rock

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    — they are beautiful loving fun animals. I enjoy learning more about then and watching them.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, Farming, raising my children

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    — I am a stay at home mom. My son is 8 years old. My husband is a farmer. We have 4 dogs, a Weimaraner, Great Pyrenees, And 2 border collie Australian Shepherd mixes. Also have 4 cats. We have a boer goat named George. His sister Susie passed away in the winter. We are expecting our second child in October.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D

    I found you by searching what is going on with my chickens. They have a “pasty butt” it started out as just one and now all four seem to have it some just not as bad as others. All but one are loosing there tail feathers and around there bottom and above there tail. Bought grit and been using apple cider vinegar in water and garlic powder in food. I love that chicken community! Thank you
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Jenny, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Please make yourself at home.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  4. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Jenny and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi & :welcome

    Glad you could join us all here! Lovely into there, nice to read a little more about you. Sorry to hear about your two that passed away. Always sad when that happens.

    Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Jenny, welcome to BYC, and good luck with your family and flock.
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  8. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

    Dec 26, 2018
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  9. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Jenny, sorry to hear of your losses. Maybe it's time for more chicks!:yesss:
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  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome Sorry you lost Susie and two of your chickens!
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