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Hey, there!

 

We started raising chickens this spring.  All together we started with 40 barnyard mix chicks that we purchased from a friend.  Once they started getting old enough we realized that we had A LOT of roosters.  About a week ago we sent 16 to be slaughtered, and they are comfortably resting in our freezer.  I was sure to give our neighbors across the way a couple since they were so patient and tolerant of our gang crowing all day and visiting their yard on occasion.

 

Our country journey began about about four years ago, and we are enjoying it a lot.  We're about a year ahead of schedule in our plan to add animals to our little homestead here.  Along with the 20 or so chickens (we do still have four roos) that remain we also have four sheep that we are raising for food.  It really is a lot of fun.

 

I have enjoyed learning on the Facebook forum, and my four year old is a quick study in becoming a farm hand.  She is the official egg gatherer.  A job which she she takes VERY seriously.  She has no problem standing up to a hen that doesn't want to give up her egg.  LOL  Hopefully, one day we'll get to experience the hatching process, but I don't think that will be for a while.

 

I've poked around this site on and off over the years, and it is a wonderful resource that I am glad to have.  This time around, learning about fermenting food is what brought me here.  I have finally decided that I am going to start doing just that thanks to the simple post shared here on how to and why.

 

Looking forward to learning a lot more here.

 

Thanks for having me!

 

Tina

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Alright Tina :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds like you are having the entire country experience :thumbsup 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fermenting your feed is great as I started doing it due to the extreme heat here and the only thing I will put in here is make sure you drain off all the water and let it dry out a bit as the younger birds tend to get soft beaks ant that will cause problems or that was a problem I had and something ya might want to keep an eye on ......  


Edited by gander007 - 10/26/15 at 10:16am
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Welcome to BYC, Tina. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Our children and granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loved our chickens and made lap pets of the calmer and more gentle breeds. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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Welcome to BYC!

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Very nice to meet you Tina, I would really enjoy photos of your daughter the "egg collector," Standing up to hens is not for cowards.  Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens  :celebrate

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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post #7 of 9

Hi Tina, :welcome

 

It's nice to have you here. It sounds like your DD is a natural born poultry person!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

You can't win if you don't play!

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/creative-crafting-with-eggshells

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Hello Tina frow.gif welcome to BYC
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Hello Tina!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Did a moth know that the flame was going to change her life forever, or did she simply fly towards that heated embrace, knowing it would offer her something she couldn't give herself? In the end, the answer didn't really matter. The moth had never wanted the choice. -Joey W. Hill-
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