Not terribly new, but neglected to introduce myself...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Suellyn, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Suellyn

    Suellyn Songster

    Nov 7, 2008
    SouthWestern PA
    Hi, I have been lurking, reading, then posting since November '08, but somehow didn't notice this area (New Member Intros), so am posting a belated "introduction"...

    My name is Suellen, and I live about an hour South of Pittsburgh, PA (SUPERBOWL CHAMPS AS OF LAST NIGHT, WOOHOO!!!!!).

    I am new to chickens, but NOT new to animals, am a certified Veterinary Technician, who has been working as a full-time Zookeeper/Animal Trainer (mammal department, mainly primates, African Wild Dogs, and small mammals) for 15+ years. I have also worked with a LOT of birds, raptors, psittasines, some emu & ostrich (ratites), but NO CHICKENS...

    I am married for almost 10 yrs to a wonderful, TOLERANT, man, who is a State Trooper by "profession"... and am a Mommy to 2 gorgeous baby girls, ages 4 and 7 years old.

    Got into chickens 'cause my 4 year old has been OBSESSED with them since practically birth; I did a "chicken theme b-day party" for her, complete with some visiting chickens from a local BYCer... and of course ended up hatching a few of my own (THANX BYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)...

    I will be ABSOLUTELY FINE, but have been off work since late June, needed some surgeries, and am enjoying myself as a "stay-at-home Mommy" and new chicken owner, thank you BYC for all of your help & new friends...

    Chicks: 3 leghorns (being raised for a friend with a farm), 1 Serama "Flower", 1 RIR mix "Maybelline", one Sizzle, and 2 new white Silkies "Prada" and "Fendi"...

    Hi, all, and thanks for everything!!!
  2. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    [​IMG] from Kansas [​IMG] You have been around awhile haven't you?! Neat place isn't it?![​IMG]
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    [​IMG] a little belated, from TN!
  4. Suellyn

    Suellyn Songster

    Nov 7, 2008
    SouthWestern PA
    Hi [​IMG] and thanks guys, yes it's a VERY nice place!! [​IMG]

    not to mention ADDICTIVE...... [​IMG]

    PS: WegotChickens... I like your signature line....
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2009
  5. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Songster

    Jun 6, 2008
    Southeastern, MA
    Hi Suellen and welcome!!!!
    I've been hangin out since june of 08. Kinda new but not realy any more.
    I've got a question for ya. At the risk of sounding stupid how did you get the message ( chillin w/ my peeps) under your screen name?
    I went to profile update but couldn't figure out where it is. Does it have to do with the avatar screen?
    If anyone else can answer it would be appreciated.
    Chickens are addictive aren't they. Miss Gracie and Mr. Chubbs bring me moore joy and smiles than I ever imagined. We are hoping to add a couple moore girls in the spring.
    It's the simple things in life that bring the most joy.
    Enjoy your birds!!!!! [​IMG]
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    A belated [​IMG] from TN
  7. lesliet

    lesliet Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Webster, FL
    it goes by how many post you have, I don't remember when they change but they are fun
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    It's great to get to know you a little better. [​IMG]
  10. Suellyn

    Suellyn Songster

    Nov 7, 2008
    SouthWestern PA
    Quote:Chickie Momma DI; The "chillin' with my peeps" thingy just appeared under my name, it's not anything that I DID, I think it has to do with number of posts, just shows up automatically. I was "new egg", then "just hatched", then "out of the brooder", now "chillin w/ my peeps" without doing anything other than POSTING [​IMG] !!!!!!!!!!!

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