Small town, small flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wellsken, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Wellsken

    Wellsken Chirping

    Mar 29, 2018
    Burley Idaho
    I am a 44 year old, raised on a small farm in southern Idaho. We always had chickens growing up. When I moved home after college, with my own family, it felt natural to get,a,flock of my own, I began with black australorpes, and had that flock for,three years, when my neighbors dogs killed mist of my little flock. I gave the remainder to my parents. Two years ago, I began again and obtained red and black sexlinks. Also a couple of bantams as well. Last year, I hatched out a dozen copper Karan's, only to have a skunk kill my ten week old chicks.
    This week, I am trying again, I have eight new bcm chicks just in time for Easter.

    I have been married to my sweetheart for 22 years now. We have five kids, 19 year old triplets (2 sons and a daughter), a 13 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. They love my baby chicks almost as much as I do.
    I teach middle school science and PE. I also coach 8th grade football, and the high varsity wrestling team. I love incubating chicks in my classroom after we have introduced sexual reproduction in my classroom. The kids love it! I also have two bearded dragons, and a pink toe tarantula in my classroom. Not your average farmlife, but it is my happy life.
    When I am not caring for my critters, I love gardening, woodworking, and camping with my family.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
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  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Thank you for joining BYC!! :woot
  3. ashlandco

    ashlandco Songster

    Mar 31, 2017
    Welcome to BYC!
  4. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
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  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
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  6. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  7. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    :welcome There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, please check out the predator threads for information on safe guarding your chickens... otherwise you will continue to replace them.
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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. Great introduction !
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under Wellsken :frowWelcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
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