8 year hiatus and I'm back!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Overeasyplz, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Songster

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    Hey all you chicks and chooks, egg collectors and feather fluffers! I missed you all. I am back after 8 years and wow has it been a ride. We moved from Idaho to Florida, from a farm to an apartment. Kids grew up, I got a degree, and we bought a home with two acres yesterday in rural Florida and all I can think about is getting chickens again! Quail too, of course! I don't know how much this website has changed, but as the years flew by I knew the resources and the people here were still around. Glad to be back. I will be back and forth a lot mostly for advice on predator proofing for Florida. The sweet old lady we bought our place from informed me about how she took care of the local raccoons and fox by feeding them kitchen scraps, so I already am stressing and I haven't even moved into the house yet.
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Welcome back! So glad to have you back in our flock :)
    I wish you the best in your adventures, especially with the predators.
     
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  3. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    Welcome back.
    I'd continue feeding table scraps, only in live traps, for subsequent disposal. Failing that, I'd call in the armament, aka .22 long rifle.
     
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  4. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    How's the weather there this morning? Son's in Racine
     
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  5. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome back! Glad you returned!
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome back to activity here at BYC.
     
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  7. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Songster

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    Thanks!
    Yeah shooting wont be an option because the business down the road is a daycare. I don't mind relocating things to the Ocala forest.
     
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  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome back to BYC. I wish you the best of luck with your chicken / quail keeping renaissance
     
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  9. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  10. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Crowing

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    Welcome back. Wow, with your move, your possibilities for raising chickens, etc. are boundless. I'm back again too this year, & glad to be on the BYC again learning & sharing. This year my new broody hatched 4 healthy chicks, bought 3 chicks, moved next door & have a new coop & run, newest 3rd year flock laying well, etc. Chickens are still chickens..... but there's actually a lot of new ideas on how we care for them too (like the mama cave for heating chicks, how cleaver). This website seems to have more great features since 2009, but maybe I'm just more computer friendly now? Have fun. Best wishes.
     
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