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We did it, we converted an old playhouse, built a run, bought chicks and now we are finally getting some really good eggs!  We live in Petaluma, CA, my wife is from Florida and I grew up in Alaska.  We started with 5 chicks from the local feed store, one of the 3 Easter eggers turned out to be a rooster, so had to re-home him.  His last day with us started with some awful sounding squawks at 615 AM until 7.  He was gone by 10 much to my neighbors delight!  I took him back to the feed store and they had him sold in only a couple of minutes.  I picked up a RIR and a barred rock at that time and after 6 weeks or so of getting their butts kicked by our originals, they were accepted into the flock.  The RIR started laying in October, the barred rock dropped her first in November, one of the buff's started early December and now as of today we are getting 4 brown and 1 blue/green egg a day!  Only two freeloaders at the moment, but they should be contributing soon.  We let our hens free range almost every day, they get plenty tomato's from the garden during that season, and lots of produce and scraps.  I uploaded some photos of the coop/run, the birds, a cool work photo or two and of course some pics of the eggs!  If someone came up to me when I was in High School and told me that one day I would be raising chickens and posting photos of them on a website specifically for backyard chicken owners, I would have laughed at them.  

    I think you can access the photos I uploaded, let me know what you think!  Cheers!

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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. 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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And a warm welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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

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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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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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