Old follower, finally registered!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bernard P. Fife, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Bernard P. Fife

    Bernard P. Fife Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 8, 2012
    Hello all! I have been visiting your wonderful site for over a year now, and finally after the encouragement of a friend of mine on here, bit the bullet and registered. I had chickens as a boy and was one of my fondest memories growing up as a child. We had several chickens, but Sparky was my girl. She was always waiting for me at the chicken pen door and would sit on my shoulder as I went around checking everything out. She was a bantam and so gentle, of what breed I'm not sure (perhaps yall can help me solve that!).
    A little over two years ago, my wife and I moved with our two little girls out in the country. We have since had a son this past September and so things have really gotten interesting! Last July, my 5 year old said she wanted some chickens for her birthday, so I gladly obliged. I had told my girls about my adventures as a boy with my chickens and it didn't take much persuading to get them wanting some chickens of their own! We bought four from a local family and later came to realize that Rosie and Reagan are roosters. Our other two, Dorothy and Midnight, are beautiful little hens and one of them has started laying. I don't have to tell you the excitement that we all felt after that first egg!
    We have since started raising 18 more that we ordered with my friend and all are doing well. We have 5 Araucanas, 4 golden-laced and 4 silver-laced Wyandottes, 3 Dominiques, and 2 Delawares. Our older chickens are a RIR (Rosie), a Dominique hen, and two that yall might can help identify: some kind of game rooster and a beautiful hen that I think is a black rock?

    I am about as happy as a dad could be that my children want to and will experience something that was such a special part of my childhood. I wish more children in this world could be as lucky!
    I look forward to getting to know all of you better and learn more from this site to add to the wealth of information it has already given me.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    [​IMG] Hi I'm Rebecca and [​IMG] you made the rite choice in joining. If you have pictures of the breed then that would help a lot. If you don't then it will be harder to tell the breed. I'm glad you joined.
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Better late then never, I say! [​IMG] [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Chickens and children go great together!
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's Barney Fife! Welcome! Wonder if anyone else caught that. [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!
  9. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    [​IMG] from Long Island!
  10. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.

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