Newbie (first post recently) saying hello

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chelsea876, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Chelsea876

    Chelsea876 Hatching

    Nov 3, 2014
    Hi, I already gave some details in my profile / somewhere else in this website, I think I am supposed to officially introduce myself here. I have recently posted some questions and have received some good advice which I appreciate. Maybe one day I can impart some of my new found wisdom/knowledge.

    Had chooks as a kid in Canada, always liked them, such little characters & smart too. I have very fond memories of those chooks, a few in particular. One particularly cold winter we brought an old hen into the cabin for the winter as we thought she wouldn't survive it, (she and some others already lost toes to frostbite) and we toilet trained her within hours! We set up some newspaper in a corner with her food and water, near the pot bellied stove. Her name was Droopy Eyes, she was a black & white Plymouth Rock I think. She was such a sweetie, and would come running to my call, along with many others. (Just for a pat not always for food). She was one of the best layers too, even in her old age! Unfortunately the coyotes got her the next summer, along with my other favourite, a meat rooster I named Bobby. We convinced our mother not to kill him as he was so sweet. He would follow us around like a dog. I would call "Bob, Bob, Bob, Bobby!" and he would come running...this was a good sized 30+ acre farm where the chooks free ranged over about half of it so it shows how personable they are given a chance. The other thing I did with them was hypnotise the flighty white leghorns to make them tame, it worked too. If u want to know how to tame yours this way, just ask me. :)
    Gotta love chooks! [​IMG]

    Owner of 2 Sussex, 1 Frizzle, 1 Bantam, 1 cat & 2 dogs.

    Now reside in Tropical North Queensland Australia. (Hope to one day return to beautiful Canada... miss the mountains, the changing seasons, the wildlife etc).
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

    Apr 3, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Hope you enjoy the forum![​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Your girls(avatars) certainly keep up with fashion. Glad you joined the flock.
  4. Chelsea876

    Chelsea876 Hatching

    Nov 3, 2014
    Thanks lightchick & drumstick diva. Re my avatar, I saw the pic somewhere, what a great idea for battery/otherwise pecked/featherless hens in the cold weather!
    What a stunning dog! (Your avatar lightchick). [​IMG] Is there seriously a breed of chicken in the US called " link"????!! [​IMG]What a terrible name for a bird/animal (seems it should be/is more suitable as a kinky term for something intimate!!)
  5. 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.

    Nice intro! Great to meet you!
  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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

    It sounds like you have a lovely flock!
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

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