4-H leader new to poultry

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ptjenn, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. ptjenn

    ptjenn Chirping

    Feb 13, 2018
    Uncasville, CT, USA
    My name is Jenn and I have a six acre hobby farm in CT. I have been a 4-H leader for two years. We are a goat club, and I have six goats on the property , three which are 4-H project goats for three club members. I started with chickens about 1 1/2 years ago to supply us with fresh eggs. Barred rocks, Black Austrolorp and buff Orpingtons. Last fall a woman contacted the club. She had three Sebastopol geese she was looking to rehome, two males and one female. The second female had been killed by a coyote, and she realized she couldn't keep them safe. So now, after locating a second female this past December, the club is doing a goose project!
  2. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome ptjenn! Great to have you here!

    It's so nice have the room to do projects like yours. I hope the geese do well!
  3. ptjenn

    ptjenn Chirping

    Feb 13, 2018
    Uncasville, CT, USA
    Thank you! I feel very blessed to have been able to purchase this property 4 years ago with an existing 10 stall barn that we have been adapting to mixed use. Currently I have six goats, two who are due in March!, 5 chickens ( just lost one to a predator about a week ago ) two horses and two dogs in addition to the geese
  4. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Crowing

    May 23, 2016
    wow, it sounds like you are having lots of fun. I apparently had misconceptions about 4-H, well that or basically no one ever explained what is really behind it. now that I have 2 kids, we've gotten into it and been really surprised at how rich it is! I never knew what the 4-H's were and now that my kids are getting into it I can't think of anything better for them than head, heart, hands, health! clearer thinking, greater loyalty, larger service, and better living are all principles that we cherish, yay for 4-H and yay for you being a leader!
  5. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Araucana enthusiast

    Mar 16, 2016
    North Central IN
    My Coop
    Welcome Jenn! I was a 10 year member and still a big supporter of 4-H. Good luck with your goose project!
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hi Jenn and welcome to BYC

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  8. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

    Aug 6, 2014
    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers.Happy Valentine's Day :loveThere's a member here that would love talking about goats with you @CapricornFarm 1250972-eaaf72ec0adea36bcb73d03ebb09f6f1.gif
  9. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

    Jun 14, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself comforable. :D
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  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Jenn:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)

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