Newbie Intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Goob80, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Goob80

    Goob80 Just Hatched

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    Hi. I've read info on here for the last couple of years but have just joined. We have had three chickens for a couple of years but in the last 6 months we have become chicken crazy. We now have a few different breeds and see our chickens as part of the family. I've posted a question under 'Raising Baby Chicks' asking if our new Polish chick is sick or just settling in. I have already got replies and some good info from Mountain Peeps.
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining and we are all chicken crazy. Beware of "chicken math." Very few BYC members are immune to it. :eek:) I'm glad Mountain Peeps was able to help you. She has provided a lot of us with valuable information and advice. We are fortunate to have members like her here at BYC. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your new Polish chick.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, so glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock and had such a good start here. I agree @Mountain Peeps is a great member and we're very happy to have her here. Good luck with your chick and enjoy the site!
     
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  5. Goob80

    Goob80 Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, we lost our little Polish tonight. It's upsetting for us but she went quickly and peacefully and seemingly painlessly.

    Michael OShay, what is 'chicken math'?
     
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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG] I'm not Michael, but "chicken math" is basically a lot of adding up and multiplying... of chickens. To give you an example, I started with 4 chickens and a year later I had 70 chickens. Another year later and I had over 100 chickens. More recently, I moved 5 months ago with 7 chickens and with the help of my two broody hens and an incubator I've somehow managed to multiply and add them up to... 30 chickens... yes, that's right, I have 30 chickens now and the broody is sitting on 8 eggs, so that's going to go UP again soon... That's chicken math [​IMG]

    Edited to add: it's the only kind of math I'm any good at.
     
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  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry for your loss. I hope your other chickens are doing well.
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] So glad you joined us.
     
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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, I am so sorry you lost your baby. [​IMG] I know how hard it is to lose them. I hope your heavy heart can heal soon.
     
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  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!


    I'm sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
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