Not new but a long time member.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickenCanoe, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I can't remember if I introduced myself 5 years ago and I can only access my last few hundred posts but here goes.

    I'm old as the hills. Grew up on farms and in the city simultaneously. We had a rural 100 acre farm, a suburban 40 acre farm (slashed to 3 acres) and a house in the city.
    Raised cattle, horses, hogs, chickens and pheasant. The suburban farm had roughly 100 free range leghorns for egg sales.
    Later in life, I volunteered in the tropics doing maintenance and caring for Scarlet and Great Green Macaws in a breeding facility with hundreds of birds. Everyone there kept chickens. I grew to love not needing an alarm clock because of all the roosters crowing in the neighborhood.
    I have had about 30+ breeds of chickens but have settled on my favorite, Black Penedesencas.
    I've been breeding them for a few years on a small property with large vegetable beds, fruits, berries and 8 chicken housing units scattered through the garden beds and fruit.
    Or perhaps more accurately, the fruit and vegetables are scattered among the chicken areas.
     
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  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Hi ChickenCanoe, nice to 'formally' meet you! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello NFLChick.[​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome (formally) to BYC. Glad you decided to (formally) join our flock. :eek:) I would direct you to our Learning Center, but in your case, it would be a bit like leading a duck to the pond next to its nest. Seriously, though, you've made so many valuable contributions through your posts over the years that you seem like family. Cheers.
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Nice to finally meet you!
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright better late then never [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I may have done it when I joined but at my age it's hard to remember what I did a couple years ago, let alone 5 - especially after 14,000 posts.
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I have a hard time remembering what I did a couple of days ago. [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Chicken Canoe- odd to see you here. I don't think it matters officially whether you introduced yourself here or not UNLESS you want to participate in the contest to guess when 1 million posts will occur. I am told its a requirement in order to enter.
     

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