Nice to meet you

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2winds, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. 2winds

    2winds Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_5385.JPG IMG_5371.JPG hello, my name is Rachel.
    My husband has kept chickens in our back yard for about 6 years, but I was pretty much hands off except for collecting eggs & occasionally helping clip wings. Last winter his flock of ten birds was reduced to one, due to relentless critter raids, & exaustion. I casually looked for his last hen each day when I went out back, & rarely did I find her. She never slept in the coop any more. After a couple weeks, I saw her feathers under one of the redwood trees, & there she was, 2 stories up in the tree! That was when I began to like her personally, & took an interest. I decided to get her back in the hen house. While we were working on that, she got into the neighbors yard & was attacked by their dog. I rescued her that day, & that's when I promised her she could count on me. I fortified her house, & started trapping the critters who hunted her. She has survived a lot of trauma & isn't regarded by most, as an attractive bird, but her scars make her beautiful to me. About four months later, I heard about a rooster who was also the sole survivor of his flock, & needed a home. I went to meet him & brought him home that day. They bonded immediately & are inseparable (even with hens having been added since then). Since they are both sole survivors I named them Amber & Boston Rob. It was because of the bond that formed as I nursed Amber back to health after the dog attack, that I discovered chickens as invividuals. Before, I viewed my husbands flock as one. Not noticing they're individual personalities! Anyway, now I'm hooked. I enjoy the challenge of keeping them safe, & look forward to hatching some chicks next spring.
    Thankyou for your time.
     
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Welcome to Byc!! Great to have you!
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    What a scary story! I am super glad you were able to save Amber! Sounds like Boston Rob needed a wonderful home too, one that only you could provide. Very pretty birds! :love

    Thank you for sharing your story! Make yourself at home here and we hope you enjoy BYC! :)
     
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  4. 2winds

    2winds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you
     
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  5. 2winds

    2winds Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for welcoming me.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Rachel, chickens have their own charm. Your intro sounds like so many others. Everything loves chicken but, in the wrong way. Once they get a free meal they will keep coming back till the kitchen is closed or they die of lead poisoning.

    :welcome
     
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  7. 2winds

    2winds Out Of The Brooder

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    Lead it is, no more free chicken dinners at this address!
     

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