New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by anjovi6, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. anjovi6

    anjovi6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello All,

    I'm new to BYC as of today. I'm a country boy(old Man) from McGees Cross Roads, North Carolina.
    Grew up on a farm here but, have been all over the world. I just finished a chicken house to hold about
    50 chickens. And am starting out with a few chickens I purchased from some of the local farmers.
    Have 25 Australorp coming in January. Eventually I want all Light Sussex. Very difficult to find.
    Hope to gain a lot of knowledge from everyone here.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. You can go to "where am I, where are you," in the social forum to locate and post on your state thread. Then ask around is anyone has light Sussex for you. Also put "Light Sussex" in the seachbox and something may pop up/ Wish you luck finding them.
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck!
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck in your search for Light Sussex!
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a country boy and old man as well (been raising chickens for 50 years). :eek:) Australorps are my favorite standard breed. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds) and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter), made lap pets of them, and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. I've also had Sussex (although mine were the Speckled variety) and they had many of the same qualities as the Australorps; not quite as prolific at laying, but just as friendly and gentle. My children also made lap pets of them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Australorps and in getting your Light Sussex.
  8. 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]

    Oh, you will love your Aussies! Great breed to keep. Very docile, friendly, great on the laying and hardy over all. My girls are all such lap hounds! And I hear they are good eating too if you go that route. I don't eat mine, but they are a good dual purpose bird.

    Enjoy all your adventures and we do welcome you to our flock!
  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    Hello there!!! [​IMG] we are so glad you joined our flock!!!!
  10. anjovi6

    anjovi6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the welcomes. I'll post some questions soon for all the flock.

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