Newbie introduction...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Calamus, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Calamus

    Calamus In the Brooder

    May 12, 2019
    Mancos, Colorado
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I grew up with chickens but haven’t kept them on my own until this year.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Six. Two pullets and four cockerels (three to deal with, one to keep). Planning on introducing a couple more females.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Pullets: one easter egger, one australorp. Cockerels: Two olive eggers (keeping one of these guys) and two easter eggers, one is a frizzle.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    We have enjoyed watching our birds grow. They are beautiful creatures, and I love collecting their feathers. One of our cockerels is just starting to crow, as of this morning! Their antics are amusing, of course... and we are really looking forward to having our own farm fresh eggs.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I like to hike, cook, and garden.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I live in southwestern CO with my husband, cat, and two dogs. My husband and I are both professional archaeologists. My MA thesis research was centered on ancient turkey keeping practices in northeastern Arizona… I am a bird nerd! I do plan on acquiring turkeys sometime within the next year...

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    I found BYC a few months ago as a result of several internet searches… Every question I have had thus far has been answered in a thread! I finally decided to introduce myself and start posting some more specific questions about managing my flock.
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  3. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

    Jul 23, 2018
    Edgewood, KY
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!​
  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Interesting subject for your thesis.... archeologie combined with poultry; turkey keeping is almost a must for you :D
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
  7. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us
    rjohns39, Texas Kiki, Calamus and 9 others like this.
  8. N F C

    N F C Champion

    Dec 12, 2013

    Your thesis sounds interesting! It's nice to have you here, make yourself at home :)
    rjohns39, Texas Kiki, Calamus and 8 others like this.
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined our community.
    Calamus, rjohns39, Texas Kiki and 9 others like this.
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Saint of the Sinners

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
    Calamus, sourland, rjohns39 and 9 others like this.

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