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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JasDovey, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. JasDovey

    JasDovey Hatching

    Aug 29, 2016
    Eastern Upstate NY
    Hallo! Ive been a loooong time lurker and joined last year, but havent posted till today (rooster with an ear issue I need advice on, posted in another area). Since Im crap with the introduction stuffs, Im using the "new member template" hehe

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I have been keeping chickens for over a decade, so Im definitely not new to them. :)

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

    I have hmmm... 16 roosters and 9 hens. Not all together, mind you! Most of the roos are in solo cages, but this spring I will be building a special, large set up for everyone so theyre move comfy. Right now, theyre all in my house in the bird room. None of these chickens were animals I got on purpose... most are from my stepfather who went chicken crazy a couple years ago and ended up with way too many. Im the designated Chicken Vet at our house, so these birds all came to me in various stages of illness and injury. Except for a few of my bantams who came from my solo bantam hen. She hatched them all by herself.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    My standard sized birds are some kind of production breed from Tractor Supply. Some of the hens are golden, two are red and all my large roos are red. My bantams are a mix of Mille Fleur and who knows what. Theyre lots of fancy colors!

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Google! Where else? :p

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    Knitting, crocheting, spinning, reading, cooking, dolls, dollhouses and about a million other things!

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    Im a stay at home, homeschooling mum and I have a few other critters - a dog, a cat, a pigeon, a cockatiel, a turtle, 4 sheep and 2 goats.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, JasDovey, and [​IMG]! It's great to have you in our community! Sounds like you bring a lot of experience to BYC! If you'd like to chat with fellow NY poultry folks, find your state thread in this link and say hello:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under JasDovey [​IMG] Welcome!

    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.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock and 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 [​IMG]
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
  5. rooty

    rooty In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2015
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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