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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Isobelm, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. Isobelm

    Isobelm In the Brooder

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    Hi Everyone!

    My name's Bel and I'm new to chicken keeping, and Back Yard Chickens.com! I've been reading all sorts of wonderful information on here in my preparation/research for getting chickens and am so grateful for the wealth of knowledge that is available here! Thanks to everyone who has shared!

    So to tell you a little more about myself and my chickens, this is the first time I've ever kept chickens, and so far I'm loving it! I am currently building my own coop with a Hobbit theme to it (because I'm a little crazy about hobbits too!), which will house my 5 new babies (4 weeks old today!), Mirabella Brandybuck (Australorp), Esmeralda Took (Silver laced Wyandotte), Goldilocks Gamgee (Gold laced Wyandotte) and Rosie Cotton and Angelica Baggins (both light Sussex'). I also have a dog and a cat, so it's been very interesting making sure all the kids get along!

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    When I'm not getting clucky over my chickens, I am working in IT as a business analyst and project manager, and studying wedding and event planning. I also like cake decorating, sewing, building things and camping!

    I look forward to meeting you all and continuing my learning journey with my beautiful girls!

    Bel
     

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    G'day and a pleasure to meet you Bel. I had a feeling you were a Hobbit fan, love the names of your chickens. I was just thinking maybe they could come up with prequels like "Young Gandalf," etc. I'm not ready for it to end. We have a large Aussie community on here, and always room for more. Plus a thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island." Hope you will enjoy backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    G'day, and welcome back to BYC, Bel. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have some beautiful chooks and should get lots of nice, large, brown eggs from them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us. Great photos and cute chicks. Would love to see your coop when you get it done.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Cute birds! And I like the names you picked!
     
  6. matt44644

    matt44644 Songster

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I love the names you picked! I'm a big Lord of the Rings/Hobbit fan, too.
     

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! Nice chicks!
     
  9. Isobelm

    Isobelm In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! And it's great to meet a few fellow LOTR chicken enthusiasts too!

    I will definitely be posting pictures of the coop once it's complete - hopefully by the end of this weekend!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I love your flock!
     

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