Thanks for everything!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Yvonne1, May 23, 2016.

  1. Yvonne1

    Yvonne1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    Western PA
    I joined a few months ago and have gone from "Honey, I want chickens!" to "WE HAVE CHICKENS!"
    This sight and so many of you have been instrumental in my dream coming true! I researched EVERYTHING here: breeds, care, buildings, feed, games, health, egg color, and everything related to chickens we needed to get started!
    From ideas and coop plans to picking up our birds just this last Saturday (May 21) I am now a happy camper of 4 Black Sex Links ladies! We will be trying our hands at Barred Rock chicks later this summer.
    I am an Occupational Therapist Assistant of 15 years, a grandma of a great 3 year old, and of course, animal lover.
    Here's a few pics of the "journey":





    I have them named Dolly, Reba, Patsy and Winnie (Mini Winnie- as she is the smallest). It has been great learning about their personalities and training them to be sweet pets! (That hasn't been hard at all.)
    Dolly is standoffish and is one of the 2 biggest, she can also be seen as the "leader"; Reba is the other "big" bird, but she is so friendly and not shy at all! She is the one who will come right to me and ate from my hand first. Patsy is little, somewhat skittish if you move too quickly, but friendly and doesn't mind being held. Winnie is little, very docile when touched and held, but independent. She does get pushed around a bit, but she has spunk. She and Riley are buddies!
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Great post! Welcome to BYC.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! What a fabulous intro! I've lived reading and looking at your pics. So pleased to hear you have found BYC so helpful. It really is the place for all the chicken learning. Wishing you the very best of luck with your birds in the future.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens
    [​IMG] Glad you joined!!!

    Be sure to check out the "Learning Center". It has plenty of useful information!
  6. Yvonne1

    Yvonne1 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    Western PA
    Thanks all! I have been on this website most of the winter doing research, taking notes, and whittling down the ideas to ones we could handle!
    It's been a bit of work, but worth it!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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