New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MamaTaylor08, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. MamaTaylor08

    MamaTaylor08 In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2014
    I'm Shannon, I'm a mother to 5 kids (1 mine, 1 ours, and 3 his :) )) and currently run a motel for my in-laws. I've used this site numerous times to see if ordinances where in areas we wanted to move and to solve issues I've had through-out the time of having my chickens. I never in a million years would of thought I'd be a chicken owner, but now that I am, I LOVE it! My son's preschool hatched chickens during the last few weeks of school and he would not take no for a answer when he asked to keep them. Before they hatched we decided to buy a couple from the local feed store and give it a shot.
    [​IMG]((These are our girls))

    Ended up with 3 road island hens and just adore them! When he's class hatched their eggs I ended up with another 7 chickens! We live in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. We found out shortly after we built our coop and put them outside that we were not allowed to have chickens here :( It broke my heart! I think our rooster gave us away though cause we had them at our place for almost 5 months before the grumpy city worker came through threatening us with fines!
    [​IMG]((My son holding one of our ladies))

    We ended up moving 10 minutes away to Garibaldi at one of our rental houses, since they are allowed down there. That was a wonderful adventure for the first part. My son named one of his chickens Brownie, which is like a child's first gold fish to him! He adores his chicken. She is the master of proving people wrong! We spent the first two months trying to make our "temporary" living situation for them work for her, she loves flying out of the coop and got the others to follow her!
    [​IMG]((This is brownie, my sons chicken, she was brown at birth lol))

    Up until 3 days ago it worked for them, but I went to check them and found one of my road islands frozen and not moving. Noticed all the feathers everywhere and realized my chickens were not safe anymore. Turned out my neighbors cat just couldn't contain her self and decided to attack the poor girl! We ended up moving them back to our place, trying to hide them best we can so ordinance doesn't come back before we move from here!
    [​IMG]((Double yoke egg verse one yoke. I haven't had to by store bought eggs in forever!!! I love it!!!))

    We are currently relocating back to Washington, which is great for my chickens since every city up there almost seems to allow chickens!

    Any-who, that is my story, I really hope I did over due my introduction!! lol I'm happy to be part of this group and can't wait to go more into reading about everyone's chicken adventures!
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    What a wonderful intro!![​IMG] Love the pics! Sounds like you have had many chicken adventures!

    Glad you joined us! Feel free to ask questions.
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us. Not too many folks would move to keep chickens…thanks for sharing your story.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. You had a very nice introduction. Thanks for the pics. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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

    Excellent story! Good luck with your flock.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
  6. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Songster

    Mar 31, 2014
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! Hope it all works out that you get to keep them[​IMG] Keep us posted. They look great!
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Great to have you join us.
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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

    Wow, you sure have experienced some adventures with your birds!! Nothing like a lot of trials to break you into chickens!

    I hope your lives can settle down and you can enjoy your flock.

    Welcome to our roost!!
  9. MamaTaylor08

    MamaTaylor08 In the Brooder

    Nov 20, 2014
    Thank you everyone for the welcome! [​IMG] Glad to be here!
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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

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