A new chicken fan in Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Paradise, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Chicken Paradise

    Chicken Paradise Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2009
    Central Missouri
    Hello all, I am excited to join this group of experts as we expand our flock!
    We started out last spring with 10 cornish X for eating, 5 white leghorns, and 1 RIR. Over the summer all white leghorns were taken (from an enclosed run) one by one during the day (killed in place and partially consumed!)...we then replaced them with brown leghorns and, another 10 cornish cross (which we butchered).

    The flock is now a healthy 6 birds and we ordered several more from the feed store to arrive April 2. I have ordered one each of several varieties of brown layers, all pullets but judging from last year, one in 5 pullets ended up cockerals.

    I am thinking of getting an incubator and getting some maran eggs, as these are not available at the feed store and to get them from a hatchery I'd have to order another 25 birds!

    We'll be butchering 10 cornish X's with this order in mid May; I ordered the book on how to build the whiz bang plucker, as this is the most time consuming part of the whole process!
    BTW, we're having roast chicken tonight.[​IMG]

    I chose the username Chicken Paradise, because that's what the neighbor called our set-up after we built it (coop and dual chicken yards).


    We are adding an addition to the back of the coop that will be another 10X10 space separated by a screen door for the young 'uns until they are old enough to mix with the rest; also will be a nice brooding spot later if needed.

    BTW, my avatar is our last white leghorn "fuzzles" modeling the stylish Barbie glasses.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2009
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    [​IMG] to the biggest backyard in the world!
  3. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  4. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    I do like your Coup, looks very smart.

    excellent, you will love this site,


  5. Hello and [​IMG] From Missouri
    You will really like this site , its really addictive , great people and lot and lots of Info.
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    Very nice coop and colors
  8. shack

    shack Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 12, 2009
  9. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO

    Nice coop set up [​IMG]
  10. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to the chickenhood from another MIssourian!! SW Mo here!! [​IMG]

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