another cheesehead from the far north central part of WI

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by unkadan, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    My 1st chickens ever (just this week) having raised ducks, geese, and guineas in the past

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    total=24, 22 pullets, 1 roo, 1 "old hen" I had to take as part of a deal [​IMG]

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    this gets interesting, I got my first 7 from a local "heritage breeder" 1 Copper Black Marans rooster, 1 Blue Red Laced Wyandotte, 1 Wheaton Americana, 1 Maroon Speckeled Sussex, 3 Black Langshan's
    then I added 10 "Special Black" pullets and that "old hen" who is a 4 year old Buff Orpington
    last but not least 6 hybrid crossed Black Astrolorp pullets dad was a RIR

    all are between 3 and 5 months old at this date

    (4) How did you find out about

    Google, then directed here by a few of the folks I've talked to over the last few months

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    hmmm,,,,this isn't a hobby for me I added fresh eggs to my now year round market gardening that I do for a living here in the great northwoods. I consider myself lucky in that I have a "job" that lets me enjoy doing things I have learned over a lifetime

    I've spent countless hours on this site over the last few months reading, learning, sorting info,,,,I'm a big fan of internet research and feel that knowledge is the key to any successful endeavor. Thanks to all who post and share thier knowledge/experiences. and to the folks that keep this site up and running.

  2. MSDeb

    MSDeb Songster

    Welcome to BYC
  3. Welcome from California! I loved this
    1 "old hen" I had to take as part of a deal

    . My hens are 2 1/2 years old and I will keep them until they die a natural death. But I do know that people don't want "old hens". That is a clever way of getting rid of them. Best of luck and [​IMG]!​
  4. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

  5. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. jtbrown

    jtbrown Songster

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    Welcome, glad you are here [​IMG]

  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Welcome to BYC from a neighbor in northern Michigan [​IMG]
  9. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Welcome!! [​IMG]

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