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Oregon News Flash: Another Succumbs to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chooker, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Chooker

    Chooker New Egg

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    Hello from the soggy Willamette Valley! Country-at-heart, hubby and I are nestled in a college town 30 miles west of Portland and have turned our quarter-acre city plot into an urban farm. Meanwhile, we take great pleasure in keeping a mixed baker's dozen raised from hatchlings this spring. We have two SL Wyandottes, a GL Wyandotte, a Delaware, four Golden Comets, one Black Star and two Black Austrolorps and a Plymouth BR. What a color riot when they get to roam the yard. This is our second flock, but we are still learning - sometimes painfully - as we go. We also raise and show the rare, golden Palomino rabbit. After finding BYC through Google, I've enjoyed and benefitted from the forum for 3 years, but finally took steps to register.

    In closing, I'd like to express my admiration of chickens, in general. They are not the stupid creatures the public is lead to believe! Not sure it was even possible, we set out to train our first flock to stay within the bounds of our unfenced yard, a corner lot...and after weeks of persistence, succeeded. Truthfully, I was dreading the necessary training sessions with the newer flock, but apparently the older girls taught the newbies without any help. Chickens - fascinating? Yes. Hilarious? Yes!! Stupid? Hardly.

    The best part of my day is when they cluster around my feet "talking" to me...or follow me into the garden - always "chattering." Chooker
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol catchy title, i like it your creative, welcome to the BYC forum!
     
  5. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi chooker and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You have been assimilated [​IMG]
     
  8. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!


    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
     
  9. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from North MS!!! Glad you joined!! I share the same opinion, chickens are not stupid, mine are trained the same way, they never leave our yard and everytime we have added to our flock, the newbies catch on very quick!! [​IMG]
     
  10. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    hi hello and [​IMG] from MN.
     

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