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Hello all!

I'm new to raising chickens but not to agriculture. My family and I live on some property in East Texas where my wife and I raise cows and kids. I wanted to get started in chickens a long time ago, but my wife fought me on it after her bad experience around them when she interned with Sanderson Farms (long story). Anyway, I was finally able to force her hand into it because my daughter was sent home with 4 chicks from a project there (4th grade). We had a converted horse stall in the barn that she'd used to imprint some French Toulouse goslings last year, so the chicks went into there. Thus beginning my journey into the world of raising chickens. I went ahead and built a hen house/coop.  It's been an interesting run thus far. All four original chicks turned out to be roosters!! I've since purchased (5) 20 week old production reds and have (8) chicks started in the barn pen. Looking forward to learning more!

I'll post my coop project as soon as I figure out how.

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:welcome what bad luck! Glad you got some hens, good luck with your chicken adventures.

Elizabeth

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Thanks! I'm enjoying it!!

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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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I think every school hatching project ends up with nothing but roosters.  Oh well.....Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock  :frow

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard. 

 

CT

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:welcome

 

If you'd like to 'meet' other Texans, just go to the Search box and enter Texas...your state thread should pop up. It can be handy and fun to know others that are more local to you.

 

Good luck with your flock, thanks for joining us!

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Check out all 11 new mini contests!

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

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

 

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

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