Not my first post... but HELLO WORLD.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LittlestSeal, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. LittlestSeal

    LittlestSeal Out Of The Brooder

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    Figured i've been mostly stalking the forums since around last year, and this year made an account to see if I got anything fun out of my mixed unlabeled TSC bin, but nah. Still, chickens are chickens and I love them for ALL their uses!

    I have the small flock of young 6 (3 white leghorns, 2 EE, 1 RIR) that I have right now (started out 7, but... well, part of the reason I have and get chicks particularly from TSC is they are good feed for other pets(snakes)... sorry guys)

    I also have a RIR and Easter Egger that lays for me, had 2 EE but dog got one on accident and couldn't save her :(

    But, ever since getting my first egg (and blue one at that!) my addiction shot up through the roof. >.>

    Sooo, aside from what I currently have at home, I now have a very very mixed bag coming at the end of the month of 16 more chicks... 4 more EEs, 3 buff orphington pullets, 1 jersey giant roo, 1 silver laced polish roo that I added for my friends son's birthday gift to be kept and raised here, 3 speckled sussex, 2 Salmon Favorelles, and 2 Hatchery Choice Rares (HOPING for a orpington or wyandotte from their rare list, husband wants a Brahma. We'll see I guess. The suspense and figuring out will be our favorite part!)

    So... yea, greatly increased my numbers >.> and building up a larger coop this weekend to an 8x10 with a large run and also be able to let them free roam when I'm out back so that my german sheperd doesn't decide that he can play with the chickens like he does other dogs or our cats (he's 13 months, still rambuctous). Also hoping that the roo will help curb that issue too, along with working Kilo with the chickens to learn to ignore them. Busy life.

    So, thats my chicken story right now. Oh, and the friend whose son I got the polish for? Well, now her DAUGHTER wants a chicken too... so their plan is to go to the local homestead shop that has chick days this week, and pick out 1-2 chicks themselves from what they'll have available which are:

    Easter Egger
    Buff Orpington
    Black Copper Marans
    Blue Cochins
    White Silkies
    Buff Silkies

    So... yup. I'm the crazy chicken lady now. I'm hoping to be able to, in the end, have birds for meat and for eggs, as well as some funky mixed breeds and hatch out chicks to sustain my 3 snakes as well, since chickens have less fat on them than rats, and unless I can get out to some of the local shows, I'm paying a lot more overall for the rats than I would be for feed for chicks. :x

    Aside from that, I was a 3D animator and rigging specialist, sometimes concept artist, and also part time barista for the insurance, up until I had my son back in August. Now I'm home with him and the zoo, while husband works as a bartender, and sell home made oils, lotions, bath bombs, and soon homemade soaps as well. And occassional wood carvings and the sort.

    I think that covers most of my chicken-related and slight bit about me section.... so, nice to meet you all!

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  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you sound very busy!!


    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. LittlestSeal

    LittlestSeal Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a tad, but I LIKE being busy, especially when the weather is nice and warm! The chickens are a start to our eventual full-throttle homesteading adventure in a couple years when we can get a few acres of land to build on, we live in the city now but Indianapolis LOVES their local homesteaders and urban farmers, i will say that this is a very supportive city overall and i've loved living here the past few years. Trying to stick to cold-hardy breeds too since we're looking at northern parts of michigan in the lower peninsula. :x
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, LittlestSeal, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Great intro! Good luck to you and your flock!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under LittlestSeal [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  8. LittlestSeal

    LittlestSeal Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha, well actually I was planning on putting an IP camera in my coop to share online :p so there will be never ending video once it's all said and done! A friend of mine has been pestering me to do a blog/website type thing in regards to all the stuff I'm learning in transition from city girl (and her rhinestone cowboy husband) to homesteader lol.
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    you can start new thread here on BYC!
     
  10. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here and learn lots about chickens!
     

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