Taken 30 yrs but I finally have my First Brood (AustGal)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bluebirdy, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Bluebirdy

    Bluebirdy In the Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    3yrs ago we Bought our first home, that whole time (and before) I have been trying to convince my Hubby to get some Chicks but he's been stern about not getting Backyard chickens.. but I finally wore home down and now he secretly loves/thinks they are cute.. so September 2018 was the first time I bought home some baby chicks!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I definitely have gone crazy with love for my "Girls" and now somehow we have a brood of 14...

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I love my heritage breeds, so we have..
    2x Plymouth Rock Chicken = Dottie and Poker
    2x ISA Brown = Honey and Comb
    2x Wyandotte Chicken Goldenlaced = NewPeep and Cheep
    Blue/silver? Laced= Bluey and Lacey
    2x Australorp Blue and Blackh = Shotgun and Butter
    Easter Eggers= April, Eggy, Bunny
    I know the EEs are mutts but I just love them too
    4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens?
    So far it's learning the personality of them all plus our Compost and garden love having the straw that "Girls" have used
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Love spending time with my 11yr/9yr old boys.
    Love my crafts and yarn work. Love to create anything. cooking and baking is a great relaxer for me too.
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have major health issues and are in bed or home bound slot so having my special pets are very important to me.
    We also have 1dog (MoodlexHusky) and 1rescue cat. And 1 secure chook cage.

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
    I have searched the internet and Google recommend your site, I have found out many interesting facts.
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  2. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

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    Bonjour and welcome from France :frowLovely pics! I'm curious though - what is the thing that looks like a rolled up carpet or fabric?
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    looks like a cushioned roost. I wouldn't mind parking there :gig. Welcome to Backyard Chickens
     
  4. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Great intro! You have a beautiful flock! Best wishes and have lots of fun!
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to our community and congrats on working on hubby to agree :highfive: You have a great looking flock.

    On this link you'll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping birds - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archives . Ditto the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/

    This is a useful link of BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3 I’d suggest including your location using the guide in that link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  6. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them!

    I love your roost, by the way. I've always wondered if you could put some fluffy fabric over the hard wood. :)

    Enjoy your time on this amazing site!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Wind? Bah!

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    :welcome

    Nice intro, thank you for sharing the photos of your flock!
     
  8. Bluebirdy

    Bluebirdy In the Brooder

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    Thanks all, yes I made a swinging roost for them out of a old mat ;)
     
  9. Ducksandchickens

    Ducksandchickens Free Ranging

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    Hello @Bluebirdy and welcome! :frow:welcome
    Thanks for sharing so beautiful pictures of your flock!
     
  10. DobieLover

    DobieLover Crossing the Road

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I'm sure they were well worth the wait. Your flock is so beautiful! :love
     
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