Rediscovering BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Herdsman01, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. Herdsman01

    Herdsman01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Illinois! I I guess I'm not necessarily a new member, I joined back in 2011, and really enjoyed learning from this forum. Not exactly sure why I stopped getting on BYC, but I do know that soon after joining we lost our entire flock of 25 or so laying hens to a weasel. Well recently, in the last couple months, I have decided I want to get "back into chickens" and in my research online this forum came up as one of the top search results. For the last couple months I have done hundreds of searches and skimmed through thousands of threads soaking up as much new information as I can, as well as trying to relearn some of the basic things (we had chickens for a number of years but after not having any for a while you tend to forget even some basic stuff haha). So after being a lurker for a while, I thought I might as well log back on (boy did that take a while to find user name and password!), introduce myself again, partake in the conversations, and ask many questions of my own. I enjoying raising/breeding/exhibiting purebred livestock so I am particularly interested in heritage/SOP stock, and always have been, even back when we still had chickens. I would like to eventually get some SOP bred birds but my plan is to start with hatchery stock just to get the hang of things again. Anyway, I look forward to meeting many of you and learning as much as I can on here.

    SRS
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    I'm sorry for the loss of your original chickens. [​IMG]Good luck raising some lovely birds again, though!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome back to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.
     
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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    [​IMG] Hello and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad you decided to join. There is tons of information on here, so I'm sure you'll find answers to all your questions. [​IMG]

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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome Back to Backyard Chickens, we saved a spot on the roost for you.
     
  8. Herdsman01

    Herdsman01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the warm welcomes!
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome Back To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your losses![​IMG]

    I fell in love with chicken in Illinois. Always a special place for me!
     

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