Poultry nubee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rajandura, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Rajandura

    Rajandura Chirping

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    Hello all. I guess I should have posted an intro before i made my first post... i just had a lot to get off of my chest the other night after losing another hen. So, here is my bio:
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We hatched our first 3 chickens from a dozen eggs we received from a friend of ours back in March of 18. So yes, pretty new!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    9. We were given 9 older hens from a neighbor who wanted out of chickens.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Austrolorp, orpington, ameraucana, wyandotte, brahma.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    Their personalities.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Spending time with our 3 children, spending time doing anything outdoors, tinkering in the garage, reading books, learning about caring for animals.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    My wife and i have been married for 11 years. We have 3 childrenWe live south of Chicago in Illinois. We have the chickens, 4 ducks, a rabbit, 2 dogs, a cat (or 2). And a pond of fish. I work full time as a firefighter.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community
    :Dive been following the group for awhile after finding some information in it through a google search. I came here to learn more, and share my own experiences to help other nubees getting started.
     
  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC :frow:welcome
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  3. GotCoop

    GotCoop Songster

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    Welcome to BYC. How did you lose the hen? ...never mind, just read your previous post. Sorry for the loss. It happens to most of us.
     
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  4. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

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  5. Rajandura

    Rajandura Chirping

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  6. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
     
  7. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  9. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal Flock! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of FUN!
     
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