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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sondra_Lovell, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. Sondra_Lovell

    Sondra_Lovell Chirping

    Dec 10, 2018
    Jacksonville FL
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I am new to caring for chickens. I don’t actually own my own, but help out feral community chickens that free roam my neighborhood.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? There are five grown cockerels, plus a young guy born last year, also four that were born in the summer. The group has eight adult female chickens and two juvenile females.

    (3) What breeds do you have? I’m not sure. There are a few different ones. A male and female that are blond/white. A few are like the classic roosters that are very colorful. Three females are like the silver lacy chickens, three that are reddish, auburn colors, one is a little white and gold girl and two are still juveniles so they are more a brown/black. I wish I knew more.

    (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I just love spending time with them. Watching them interact and grow. Loss always sucks, but their lives are fascinating.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening. I have four indoor cats who I adore. I also care for community cats that are very docile. I enjoy art, poetry and needlepoint.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I’m in my early 40’s and have a great husband who provides for me. I live in NEFL. I have several autoimmune disorders which can be a struggle, but, I have the company of my fur babies. Four cats. Two female litter mates, Bubbles who is a silver tabby, and BunnyBaby, who is an America bobtail. They are from a litter that were all bobtail except silver Bubbles, who we joke was a greedy kitty and stole all the other kitties tails in the womb. After moving to this neighborhood, one year we adopted a six mont old black kitty who loves to sing. He was injured, so we decided to integrate into our family. Then a year later a four week old kitten approached our house in Oct. She was so tiny and it was cold so we took her in. She’s been our baby cat ever since. And, of course the lovely community chickens who I call my buddies and friends. ^__^

    (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D Well, for the last year I have been helping community chickens. So, when I search for chicken advice, this page comes up. I decided to join because I’m always looking for answers to what seem like very specific questions pertaining to these feral chicken.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
    :yesss:We are glad you joined our flock!
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  3. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2017
    My Coop
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock!:welcome BYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for more members on the BYC roost! Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    What a unique opportunity you have to watch chickens in a less structured, more "wild" setting. I hope you learn lots from their behaviors and share with us.
  5. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Interesting intro! Delighted to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. When you can pictures of 'your' flock would be great.
  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to backyard Chickens hope you enjoy the time here as we do
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :ya
  10. BielefelderHen

    BielefelderHen Songster

    Mar 27, 2018
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Wow! love all your breeds
    Welcome to BYC!!:welcome:welcome:welcome

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