oops, where are my manners?! hi! I'm techiebabe :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by techiebabe, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. techiebabe

    techiebabe Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
    London, UK
    Hello, just realised that I should have introduced myself!

    I'm techiebabe. (My real name is Flash), I'm 40, and about to get my first chickens!

    I've read everything I can, handled hen at the city farm, and so on. But I'm sure I'll be here asking for help in due course!

    For now, I do have a post seeking advice in "managing your flock". I need to know if my plan to put ex-bats and pet layers together will work. If you have time, especially if you have ex-bat experience , I'd be very grateful for some replies on that thread! It's called something like "will this adoption work"...

    Anyway, what else... I'm physically disabled. I live in east London with my wonderful husband, my fantastic 2 year old Labradoodle, and a cat who I recently adopted from a neighbour. Oh, also tropical and ponds fish. Hoping to get some hermit crabs in summer. So although I can no longer work, the menagerie keeps me busy :D

    That's enough for now - nice to v-meet you all! *Wave*
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome From Yorkshire UK

    Glad you could join the flock! My top tip for ex bats are to give them plenty of time. Things are just so different for them when they leave the commercial business. I'm sure though with lots of time and love from you they will soon settle in. Sounds like you are very busy there with your growing menagerie!! I'm sure they all bring you lots of love and joy.

    Please do drop by the UK thread, the link is in my signature. I'm sure we have some members there form your area.

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    When you acquire new birds, especially rescues - it is best if you quarantine them away from your flock for a month or so. This way you may avoid any diseases, and parasites they carry. After that time and any treatments that are necessary ,you can gradually integrate them to your established flock.
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  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. :frow
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi - we've already exchanged posts, so a big hello once more [​IMG]

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  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nice assortment of animals you have! You've already received some good tips so I'll just say hello and it's nice to have you here.
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  8. techiebabe

    techiebabe Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
    London, UK
    Aw, thanks for the lovely greeting! And all advice is firmly taken on board.

    This is such a positive forum, you guys are great. Wish you all the best too!:D

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