Chicken Farmer in NJ.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken Coop, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Chicken Coop

    Chicken Coop New Egg

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    Hello all, My name is Bryan. I grew up on a chicken farm in Dagsboro, Delaware. We grow for Perdue and I just moved to NJ because I got married and my wife is from NJ. I have a backyard flock of 10 hens and a rooster. I have 5 Maylays, 2 easter eggers, and 4 turkens. My nahbors really arent sure what to think of my chickens, and I also have a goat and a mini horse. Does anyone here have any turkeys? I want to get a couple bronze breasted turkeys but have never raised them before.
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    welcome!!!

    I never knew people raised chickens for perdue I always thought they did their own.
     
  3. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forums! [​IMG]

    I live in NJ as well and I thought everyone in the neighborhood would think I was a weirdo for having chickens around here. Turned out another guy around the block has them too and I never knew it. lol

    I live in Northern NJ, where are you?

    My sister lives in Maryland and there are chicken farms allllll over the place. Tons of people on the Eastern SHore raise chickens for all the major chicken companies. Allen, Perdue, Mountainaire, etc. I swear you can't drive a block without seeing a big chicken house lol.

    I used to make fun of her for living in an area where there is nothing but chickens. Now the laugh's on me cause I have em right in my own backyard lol!
     
  4. Chicken Coop

    Chicken Coop New Egg

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    I live in southern NJ near Philadelphia. Perdue contracts with farmers and they deliver the day old chicks and we raise them for 6 weeks then they come and take em to the factory. we have 3 houses and do about 600,000 every 6 weeks.
     
  5. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    Hi Chicken Coop! Welcome to BYC. I'm also a NJ person, I'm in Ocean County. Sounds like you have some space, get those turkeys! I have 3 chooks and getting more in the Spring. [​IMG]
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN
     
  7. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Welcome from CT! I have an uncle who lives near Hammonton and a friend who lives in Egg Harbor City, which may be one of the coolest town names ever!
     
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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  10. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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