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Greetings from a mountaintop in Tennessee

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Living on a mountaintop outside the city is a great place to be. Growing up my Grandma always had chickens. At an early age I acquired the taste for fresh farm eggs. I don't care what all the advertising says. Store-bought eggs taste like store-bought eggs. I am looking forward to having fresh eggs here. My "backyard" consists of eight acres. So I decided there was no time like the present to start my backyard flock.
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Nice to hear you're getting into chickens!

Good luck to you.
My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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My Flock: (2) Dark Brahmas, (1) Black Australorp, (2) Golden Sebrights, (1) Old English Game Bantam, (3) Old English Game/Golden Sebright Crosses, (3) Easter Eggers

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Married to the old dude, 0 human kids, 1 horses: Zane Grey , 4 cockatiels:  Nutter Butter, Crystal, Kiki, Marco. 2 parakeets:  The Lemon Drop twins.  1 eccentric peacock:  George. 1 pet terrapin:  Mr. Tuttle. And 12 world famous Jersey Giants hens! Also 1 Black Copper Marans Rooster:  Lying Larry.  2 Black Copper Hens:  Moe, and Curly. Blue Copper Marans rooster:  Son of Steele.  Jersey Giant...

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Welcome to Backyard chickens.  I don't suppose you could be  atop " Lookout Mountain."    I remember traveling to Florida many years ago and kept seeing signs for Lookout Mountain and  never got to see it.

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad you have joined us. 

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread  will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.
 
 
The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
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No, I'm on Signal. During the Civil War the soldiers signaled movements of the troops in Chattanooga from Signal Mountain over to the soldiers on Lookout Mountain. Too bad you never stopped along your way to see Lookout Mountain & Chattanooga. The views and people are fantastic! Great place to live.
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:welcome

 

You're spot on about the difference between store-bought and backyard eggs (and we know which ones are best, don't we ;)​). With that much acreage, I'd be a dangerous person. What breed of chickens are you going to start with?

 

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

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

 

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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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I'm starting out with 4 light bantams and 4 black sex links. I got the chicks last week from a local breeder. She was very helpful and told me to call her anytime I have any questions. They are doing well. Just like all chicks: eatin' and poopin'. Poopin' and eatin'. They are definitely putting out some good stuff for the composite pile.
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