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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Plucketeer, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Plucketeer

    Plucketeer New Egg

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    While I had kept chickens years ago, it was only last fall that my wife hinted she'd like to try keeping some. The appeal of fresh eggs was our primary motivation, but secondarily, I just like birds of all sorts. We've kept parrots in our home for almost 30 years now - we have four currently, but one time had as many as 17 when we were breeding a few.
    Since we have a huge garden every year - year round actually - having manure makers just seemed right too. So, after thinking about it for awhile, I came up with a design of my own for a chicken tractor and set about building it this past summer. We bought 8 chicks in July and two more about a month later. All are growing like proverbial weeds and LOVE garden scraps and extras as well as their regular feeds. They go nuts for grapes and watermelon!
    We're looking forward to that first scramble of eggs next year.
     
  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Modesto!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. Plucketeer

    Plucketeer New Egg

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    Thanks for welcoming us into the flock. We're from Michigan originally - used to vacation in the UP every summer. We consider ourselves Californians now. It's all good. BA-GAWK!
     
  7. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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