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Hey everyone!  I'm MouseBandit, from the SW corner of Oregon.  :-) We just bought a new property, and are getting busy setting up infrastructure for our chickies.  We have 4 layers (auracanas) from last fall's hatch, and two new batches of chicks, a set that are 4 weeks old, including Blue Laced Wyandottes, Buttercups, New Hampshire Red, 3 Cochins, and two Polish girls.  :-)  That batch belongs pretty much to the kiddos, as they earned the money and picked out the breeds, except for 2 Cochins, who will be my brooders.  The younger batch is brand new, only 4 days old, and they are mostly Buff Brahmas, with a few more Auracana, and a few Australorps.  We have slapped together an outdoor brooder shelter for them, and are working on regulating the temperatures between nighttime lows and daytime highs.  

 

We're looking forward to establishing a little egg-sales route next fall when everyone starts laying.  We used to have a route, and it went awesome.  My 8-year-old daughter is going to be involved in that, with her little flock of 2 auracanas, and 3 buttercups.  :-) 

 

I'm happy to have finally jumped in here!  So much information!!  Nice to meet you all! 

 

MouseBandit

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Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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You are the first 'mouse bandit,'  I have come across.  Is stealing from mice something new?  :gig  I hope your daughter's future egg route will be successful.  I used to get 35 cents a week to take a neighbors child to school with me - you sure can't build a nest egg with that.

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The nickname came from my childhood nickname (Mouse) and my husband's callsign name for his activities:  Blue Bandit.  When we got married, we became the Bandit family, LOL!  ;-) 

 

Everyone around here buys and sells homegrown and homeraised goodies, and organic-fed, free-range eggs are a big hit.  We used to get $4 per dozen for them!  Not sure if the market has changed, but we're excited to get back into things!  Even if it's not a big profit, it'll be great experience and learning for the kids about income and expenses, and encouraging them to find new, better, and cheaper ways of doing things, LOL!  (The 8-yr-old is already talking about raising crickets to feed the chickens and cut down on store-bought feed, haha!) 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - good luck with your venture.

 

Best wishes

CT

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

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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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