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A Belated Hello from Vegas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by danielnv, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. danielnv

    danielnv Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    Mountains of Virginia

    I've been on here a couple months now, so it's about time I introduced myself!

    We had chickens when I was a kid growing up, but I just tried incubating some myself when I joined here, and hatched out the GC Maran pullet on my avatar plus a khaki campbell.

    Shortly after they hatched, I set some more eggs in the incubator (a mix of 40 eggs I found on here) and had 5 hatch which I guess isn't that bad considering they came all the way from New Hampshire. 2 of them are blue cochins, hopefully pullets [​IMG] , 2 weeks old now. I think I also have a Jersey Giant, a silkie, and not sure about the other bantam chick.

    And since I've gotten addicted already [​IMG] I have the incubator full of muscovies, pheasants, and assorted chicken breeds right now!

    So that's a grand total of 6 chickens and 1 duck plus plenty more in the oven (and developing nicely, I might add).

    I found out about BYC by googling chickens when I was starting out, and then I became a member as suggested by Pasofino Farms (where I got my gcm eggs on ebay)

    I am also a gardening nut with about 60 rose bushes in my front yard and tons of irises, etc. I have a mini orchard planted also, and the vegetable garden is in the works right now.

    I am single unless you count all my furkids: akita, 3 cats, 2 cockatoos, severe macaw, and aviary full of 40-50 budgies. Oh yeah, and the 2 nigerian dwarf does I got recently so I will have my own supply of raw milk!

    As you can guess, I want to move back to the country to have a real farm, but I'm making do for now.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009

  2. Nivrocco

    Nivrocco Songster

    Mar 11, 2009
    S.W. VA
    Welcome from VA...[​IMG]
  3. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady


  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN

    Your mini farm sounds like mine! How much can I cram on an acre and a half? [​IMG]
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. Lil_Chickadee

    Lil_Chickadee Songster

    Feb 11, 2009
  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    [​IMG] from Thurmont MD.

    Never give up on that dream. I was rasied with animals. When I got married 19 years ago, my wife knew that my long term plan was to have land and ultimately to have animals. Well it took almost 13 years, but we have lived here for almost 6 and I have my land and animals, along with my wife and three wonderful boys. And I love every minute I spend her.

  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Welcome from South Carolina! [​IMG]
  9. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    [​IMG] From Texas!
  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC

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