4-H leader new to poultry

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

  1. ptjenn

    ptjenn Chirping

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to Backyardchickens.com aka BYC! :frow
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  8. MrsMistyReal

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    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

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself comforable. :D
     
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  10. 007Sean

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    Howdy Jenn:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     

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