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  1. Penlady66

    Penlady66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone. My name is Cheryl. I am Happily married to a great guy named Wes. He was the one who originally got me into chickens when he thought it would be cool to have some.

    I am sort of new to BackYard Chickens. I actually joined back in 2012, but never really got involved then. A few of my flock passed away, and when my Norwegian Jaerhon, Grace, was killed by my neighbors dog (the dog got into the fenced chicken yard) I gave away my remaining 4 chickens and decided my chicken days were over. But that all changed back in June when my friend Tabatha posted on Facebook that she was selling chicks. I bought 4 what I thought were pullets, but I think one is a roo, and well, I am back in the "chicken business!" LOL. I did lose one of the first 4 Brahmas to a black rat snake that got into the brooder... ugh! So after losing that chick I contacted Tabatha and asked her if she had any more chicks. She said she had eggs in the incubator and I told her I wanted 3 pullets when they hatched. Well.... I wasn't happy with idea of just 6 Brahmas... I wanted some different breeds, and broke down and ordered 6 more pullets from My Pet Chicken. Now I have an awesome flock of 12 chickens. I am not sure of all the breeds yet since I ordered and mixed lot of brown egg layer, and two "Easter eggers."

    I am happy to have chickens again. They give me purpose and something to focus on besides my depression. I plan to be more active with this site as well, and will be posting some question from time to time. I am also going to try to recruit Tabatha and my niece, Beth as well, since they are fellow "chicken farmers!"
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Cheryl and welcome, once again to BYC - good to hear that you have got back into the world of chickens. I guess you probably know, but you can post pics of your suspect birds on the breed / gender ID forum - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    There's also your state thread to check out, if you wish to get to know peeps in your area.

    Hope you enjoy being back into the chicken world and i look forward to seeing your posts around the forums.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi Cheryl, [​IMG] Your new flock sounds wonderful! Thanks for joining us again! [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Cheryl, and :welcome. Great to have you with us! Happy you gave chickens another go! Best wishes! :D
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Chicken TV is especially therapeutic.
     
  7. Penlady66

    Penlady66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! And thanks for the info. I am still learning the sight, so any info is always helpful. My chicks from My Pet Chicken are only 5 weeks old. I have a few figured out, but not all of them yet. I know I have the 2 Easter Eggers, and I am pretty sure I have a Black Australorp, but there are 3 white ones. One is all white, and the other two have some other color on them. I will post a few good pics on the breeds page as soon as I can get them taken, lol..,they don't like to hold still for pictures....
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    [​IMG] Great to hear you are back in the chicken business and got a wonderful little flock going too! As DD said above chicken TV is very therapeutic, my flock cheer me up endlessly. They're such wonderful creatures. Enjoy the site!
     

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