Newbie from Iowa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by path.otto, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. path.otto

    path.otto Songster

    Jul 10, 2017
    Mason City, IA
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chicken? I got my first 5 chickens (juveniles) in late May from Murray McMurry Hatcherie.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 9. This past week I had the opportunity to pick up a good deal on an Omlet along with 4 chickens that are approximately 16-18 weeks old.

    (3) What breeds do you have? In my original 5 from Murray McMurray I have 3 Barred Rock and 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes. My new additions include another Barred Rock, a really sweet Buff Orpington and two others, that I have been told by a friend who probably knows, a lovely Rhode Island Red and a variety of Old English, Carlisle I think, and most likely a rooster. I will be trying to confirm that on this forum.

    (4) How did you find out about Various publications along the way.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Sailing, RV travels (I know, but our neighbors have chickens and will watch ours while we are gone), reading (mostly about chickens right now), and family and grandchildren activities.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband and I are both newly retired, we have a Petit Basset Griffon Vandeen and two cats. We live on 11 acres - 3 in prairie, 2 in maintained lawn and 6 in wetlands. I've always loved the idea of chickens (and I love fresh eggs, we eat a lot of them) and I now have time to see if the fantasy equals the reality!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource -

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best

  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! :frow
    We are so glad you joined!
    This video should help you find your way around the site, enjoy!
  5. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

    Apr 3, 2017
    Hello! Welcome to Byc!! Glad you joined us! :woot
  6. path.otto

    path.otto Songster

    Jul 10, 2017
    Mason City, IA
    Thank you! Joining my state site is a great idea, I didn't know BYC offered that.

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