New to Texas, but not to chickens :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by griffinlairfarm, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. griffinlairfarm

    griffinlairfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I have been around chickens most of my life. Even though I didn't raise them until I became an adult I always had neighbors who let me help.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    Right now: 21
    Next week we have to get rid of the extra roos, so we will lose 4. We were unbelievably lucky in our hen to roo ratio.
    But then we will gain 4 or 5 on the 12th, so then we will even out again.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    3 Brahmas: 2 gold partridge, 1 gold laced, (on October 12th I will be getting a gold partridge roo, 1 silver laced, 2 buff laced, and another gold partridge hen)

    4 Lavender Americaunas (one is actually a recessive white, and he is the most beautiful white chicken I have ever seen.


    9 Marans (2 wheaten, 1 black copper, 4 blue, and 2 splash)

    1 Cream Legbar

    4 Speckled Sussex

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    My sister is a member, as well as a few friends.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    I am a published poet. I garden, build chicken coops, sew, cook, and work as a writer for a great online company.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share?

    My husband and I are getting ready to adopt a sibling group of 3. We have 3 pugs and a chug. I write for my job. I LOVE raising my chickens and guineas. They make me smile or laugh everyday. Can't wait to get to know some of you. [​IMG]
     
  2. CedarAcres

    CedarAcres Sunny Side Up

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad to have you here [​IMG] That is pretty amazing that you are a poet! Good luck to you & your husband!
     
  3. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome Glad to have you join us! It sounds like you have an amazing family and flock. :D
     
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roses are red
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    This is Hung Nguyen
    with a warm welcome for you

    Hope you will find the site helpful, friendly and fun.
     

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