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Brand new from upstate NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AndrewD, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. AndrewD

    AndrewD New Egg

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    Hello all,

    My name is andrew and I'm a chicken addict.......j/k . Seriously though I looked online for a community of fellow chicken raisers and here I am. My wife, Kelly, and I have 25 Rhode Island Reds that we free range ( locked down at dark) and we are just now getting a steady stream of eggs. This is our first spring with chickens so it truly has been an adventure so far. I have two questions that I am hoping to find an answer for on this site. Can I raise Guineas with my Reds? and will the chickens ruin a garden if I plant one near their coup? I look forward to any insight and I also thank you all ahead of time for the help.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    upstate New York? So far no one has been as far upstate than I..Onchiota--challenge? [​IMG] Ive been looking for fellow BYc's near me--so far the closest is 3 hours-where r u? and welcome [​IMG]
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  4. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] From Upstate NY also:thumbsup
     
  5. AndrewD

    AndrewD New Egg

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    From the Binghamton/Elmira Area. 1.5 hours south of syracuse.
     
  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
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    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
     
  7. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From the NH seacoast.
     
  8. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and Welcome!! I am in Utica, NY. The chickens will ruin your garden- I promise you!! Before you invest your time in planting or even digging- buy a fence to put around the garden! Last year I only had a rabbit fence around the veggies- and it was pretty good at keeping them out. This year I have 6 foot tall chain link and still a few girls have found their way into the garden...At the very least protect young seedlings with netting, etc. Enjoy!!
     
  9. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Hi and welcome to you from over the Pond..... waving frantically ....
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG], Andrew!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     

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