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Still Crazy...after all these years...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dreams of Farming, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Dreams of Farming

    Dreams of Farming In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2019
    Hello All,
    My name is Lisa and I live in the Pacific Northwest on small acreage. I'm glad to have found this forum and am slowly working through it all!

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Basically new. We had a flock of about 30 chickens 10 years ago but lost them all bit by bit to predators shortly after they began laying. I vowed I wasn't getting any more until I knew we could keep them safe. In talking to neighbors I learned the likely culprit was a mink or fisher that destroyed most the flock in a single day, in broad daylight.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I have 8 four week old chicks that we picked up yesterday.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Feed store lady says they are Silver Wyandottes. I'm thinking Black Australorps. My next post will be looking for your opinions. Looking at them closer today I think I may have a few roosters in there too.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    The eggs! And pest control. And fertilizer

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    We have a couple of horses. Failing at farming all over the place. Overgrown orchard...etc

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have a husband that tolerates and supports all my farming attempts. 3 grown boys, a horse, a pony, and a really spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D Yay the Google! I was looking for pictures of 4 week old chicks to compare what I have and stumbled on to this site. It looked helpful to this new chicken lady, so here I am!
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Lisa, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    If you're still crazy after all these years, you need to meet @drumstick diva! She is too!!
  3. so lucky

    so lucky Crowing

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    Welcome, Lisa! I think there are quite a few old hippies on here. We are all still pretty crazy.
    I hope you have much better luck with your chickens this time.
  4. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

    Mar 5, 2019
    SE Missouri, USA
    Hi and welcome to the Forum! I don't have horses any more but will always have a soft spot in my heart for them and for fellow horse people. I love it that you're "failing at farming all over the place," lol! DH and I say we used to have a garden but now we have chickens. You'll have fun here. Enjoy!:hugs
  5. Welcome to the flock! Lots of friendly, helpful folks around here!
  6. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

    Dec 4, 2018
    Portland, Oregon

    Welcome to BackYardChickens! So glad to have you here in our wonderful community of friendly, helpful, knowledgeable people!
    We are in Portland, Oregon...soon moving to Lakeside, Oregon...where we can finally keep chickens!
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with the new flock!
  8. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
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    Hello there, from another Pacific Northwester!
    Wish you the best of luck with your new flock!

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you Dobie Lover for introducing me.
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Yes it is true, I am still crazy after all these years. Also because I love:yesss: that Ray Charles Song.

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