Thanks for having me!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chassmarie83, May 23, 2019.

  1. Chassmarie83

    Chassmarie83 Chirping

    May 22, 2019
    Hello ALL,
    I got into raising chickens last spring because I thought they would be the perfect starter "herd" for my 2 year old son to farm. He loves them and they are easy enough for him to do most of the chores associated with them. And what kid doesn't love an egg hunt every day?? Lol. Well, we were quickly becoming the drop off place for all of the local unwanted chickens and our flock quickly grew from 10 to 30!! Come the fall months I lost my job and we were unable to finish the coop we were intending for the winter months here in the frigid lands of Michigan and ended up having to rehome most of them ourselves. That left us with a manageable 5 hens, 1 rooster, and 6 Rouen ducks. Once I noticed how much easier the ducks were to manage then the chickens in the conditions I had available I was hooked. We made a visit to the feed store and purchased 6 more ducklings to add to our flock........and then my son and I snuck in another visit and added 18 more :D.
    This has of course came with many questions that have risen, all leading me back to this forum. I had tried asking questions on other sites only to be met with rudeness and criticism. But, every time I have visited these forums looking for advice I could not help but notice how supportive and helpful every one is and so I just HAD to sign up :frow.
    So, thank you everyone for being you and I can not wait to see how much useful advice I get from this great support system.

    Talk to you soon I hope,
  2. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello Chassidy, :frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy this site as much as we all do! All of the members here are very kind and supportive so feel free to ask any questions you may! We would also love to see pictures of your flock if you have any
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  3. people here are helpful in order to indulge their fiendish Desire to obtain more and more poultry pictures.
  4. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    hello Chassidy @Chassmarie83 ! welcome to BYC :frow
    it sounds like quite an adventure so far!
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    WELCOME! You really..will.. love it here. Great folks always willing to help. If someone isn't familiar with a situation, often times a person or two that may be able to help is summoned to come into the thread you are asking questions in. It's nice. :)
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  7. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    :frow Hi there! You joined! Yay! Welcome! :wee
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    @Sequel .. love your chicken in your Avvy!
  9. Sequel

    Sequel Free Ranging

    Thank you that's Tezza my 3 year old Salmon Faverolles!
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful

    Apr 11, 2010
    I had the bantam version..what a sweet bird! And, a great mom. FB_IMG_1509557159343.jpg

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