Thank heavens I found you....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by birdgirl408, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. birdgirl408

    birdgirl408 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello eveyone. [​IMG] I live in Kent, in good old UK. I am new to raising back yard chickens and have learnt quite a lot through research but research is so different to 'hands on experience' I have found. I had a very unfortunate start in that I bought four chickens from a very, what can I say, good sales person, but a completely unreliable person - despite my research. Anyway, over a couple of months I had to have two of my chooks put to sleep. Good news is that I now have two very healthy and very happy chooks. They are Buff Orpingtons and they have changed my life completely!! To my complete delight I had my first egg this week and have had five since. Through my excellent vet I now have a really good contact who breeds Buff Orpingtons and she is going to breed some for me in the Spring so I will be able to get another 2 or maybe even 3!! [​IMG] Well, they are flock creatures after all. No doubt over the coming weeks I will be pestering you members with loads of questions. At the moment I am finding my way round your forum. Thanks for reading this (if you did!!) [​IMG]
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Good morning and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Your intro to chicken keeping sounds similar to ours. Last December we got our 1st birds...7 chicks (Rhode Island Reds, Easter Eggers and Barred Rocks). The seller misrepresented their age and the EE breed. The worst part was within 2 weeks, 4 of them died. The remaining 3 (2 RIR and 1 EE) are some of the healthiest and most personable birds we have. We added more chicks this past April and now have a wonderful mixed flock of 16. Guess sometimes you have to go through that "trial by fire" to get to the good stuff.

    You'll find some of the nicest and knowledgeable people here so feel free to ask any questions you may have. Nice to have you join us!

    P.S. And congratulations on getting your 1st eggs!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome, this site is a wealth of information.

    At the top of the page you will see a search bar.

    Enjoy!!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. Buff Orpingtons are a wonderful breed. I've raised them for years, and they are very hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and good layers of large, brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  9. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Feel free to ask any questions.
     

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