The Great Adventure begins!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheBajan, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. TheBajan

    TheBajan Chirping

    Mar 18, 2018
    Davisburg, Michigan
    After several years of wanting to get some chickens (we thought 4 would be ideal), my husband and I were finally able to take the plunge and came home with 21 baby pullets from TSC yesterday. A week from today we will be heading out to a local small farm to pick up six Lavender Orpingtons (straight run). Our current babies are 6 days old right now. We have 5 Light Brahmas, 5 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Australorps, and 6 Ameracaunas. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. We moved last September into this house with 10 acres and a pole barn. We have a few other pets.... dogs, a cat... but no other farm animals. I'm excited to start a small garden this year for the first time also.
    Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself.
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under TheBajan :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    LOL “4 would be ideal” and “came home with 21 …” plus “pick up 6” Chicken math strikes again! :lau

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

    BYC has a Learning Centre, Articles and Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. Lots of great discussions for 'newbies'.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Best wishes and good luck!
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  3. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

    Oct 20, 2017
    Hello there, Bajan! It is so nice to meet you! :wee

    :lau :gig
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  4. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Beyond Poultry Dome

    Jun 6, 2017
    Dunlap TN
    Welcome to the family! :frow
    Congratulations on your new adventure! You definitely dove right into chicken math head first! :clap
    Glad you joined us and I hope you enjoy your new family members and BYC!:love
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would have done so much better in high school, if they taught chicken math instead.
    Welcome to the Backyard Chickens family - always room for more.
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.
  8. chonsey

    chonsey Crowing

    Oct 17, 2015
    État du grand lac
    Welcome! :jumpy
  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    You should fit in here just right, lol. No one here will tell you that you have too many chickens so you might as well pick up a few more :lol:

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