New to Chickens, already in love!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BirdBarnPam, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. BirdBarnPam

    BirdBarnPam In the Brooder

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    New kid here. I'm 54 years young, an animal lover since birth. I have had everything from horses and dogs to snakes and rats. I recently moved to NH and got lucky enough to land on a farm! yeah for me!! There was an empty chicken coop and I gained permission to move right in! I have been fascinated by chickens since reading in college that most trainers of animals (and others) learn proper techniques by working with chickens. I have been searching for an opportunity to raise chickens ever since.
    I have my wish!! 9 chickens, 1 leghorn, 1 EE, 6 NH reds, and i black chickens that is the smartest girl I have ever encountered. I have no idea what she is. There are two groups. One is 21 weeks old, the other is 16 weeks old. I also have 5 ducks added by an upstairs neighbor.. There will be millions of questions about that. Int eh past week, a rat has decided to move in. So there's another challenge....
    but it's answers to complex questions that I really need... and while books about raising chickens are helpful, it's always better to go to the experts... YOU! Thank you all in advance for your help, wisdom, and laughs.
     
  2. Lil' Chicky :)

    Lil' Chicky :) Songster

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    UWELCOME TO BYC!!!! Glad you could join our wonderful family!
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    :clap:celebrate:woot Nice intro!!!
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    Welcome aboard!​
     
  4. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow Make sure you checkout the duck forum as well... We found and bought the farm two years ago, but only got moved in a year ago. So our adventure is just one year ahead of yours.:highfive: Again, welcome and we're so glad you joined us:ya
     
  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
    We are glad you joined our flock.

    This video will help you learn how to navigate this site:
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome
     
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  7. BirdBarnPam

    BirdBarnPam In the Brooder

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    Hey Michigan Girl! I was born and raised in St Clair Shores, just northeast of Detroit :)
     
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  8. BirdBarnPam

    BirdBarnPam In the Brooder

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    Thanks, I will do so! Ducks are MESSY!!!
     
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  9. BirdBarnPam

    BirdBarnPam In the Brooder

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    LOVE your egg!!
     
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  10. BirdBarnPam

    BirdBarnPam In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I wish I could like this post TWICE!
     
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