CT here? Anyone else?

crazychick

In the Brooder
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Apr 1, 2008
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Hi there New Englanders-just getting our feet wet in raising chickens for fun and profit, and hope to gleen from the more experienced out there. We are in the shoreline area of the state, w/3 acres, or what you might call a hobby farm.
We hope to allow our chicks to free range in the day time and return "home" as the sun goes down.
Love to chat w/others in the area-and possibly hook up for some layers to get us started.
 

tiffanyh

Songster
12 Years
Apr 8, 2007
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Connecticut
Crazy! I am in Durham, grew up on the shoreline! Let me know if I can be of any help! Work on the shoreline!

There are plenty of CT people here--they will be around!

Need a rooster!! ??


I may have some layers....but there is the Durham livestock auction every Monday. I got started there with my layers. Any backpage and craigslist have had some recently, as well as bargain news. FYI! Porbably to much information at once!
 

fosterchick

Songster
12 Years
Feb 4, 2007
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East Hampton, Connecticut
Welcome!!! I live in the middlesex county. I have chickens and ducks. Good luck with your new hobby/farming. When you get it to make a profit let me know how. We started the hobby to eat bugs and fertilize the gardens.
 

chickensista

Songster
11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
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CT
Hi crazychick!
I'm in lower CT. I just started keeping chickens last spring and am totally hooked. Town wouldn't let me convert to a farm, so I'm just doing it for personal eggs and fertilizer.
There is a CT chickenstock coming up in June. Look in the chickenstock forum and you'll see it. I think members will be bringing chickens to trade/sell, so you may have luck there. And get to "talk chicken".

Welcome!
Terry
 

Henrietta23

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12 Years
Oct 20, 2007
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Eastern CT
Welcome, I'm in the Windham area. Hope you can make it to Chickenstock! There's a thread about it here somewhere......
 

crazychick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
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Thanks to all-I feel so welcome to the brood!! I will keep my eyes peeled for chickenstock, and hope to see you all there. Looking forward to raising the chickens. Has some w/my sister at her farm, but will be a new experience attacking it on my own. I don't know if I'll make a profit on it-i thought of freerange chickens for meat selling, but don't know how I'd go about finding a butcher to sell them to-don't have the heart to do myself (even if I could).
 

chickensista

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11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
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CT
I don't know if I'll make a profit on it-i thought of freerange chickens for meat selling, but don't know how I'd go about finding a butcher to sell them to-don't have the heart to do myself (even if I could).

I'm in the same boat! Let me know if you find anyone. I've pretty much exhausted my search. The closest I've found is a couple small poultry processors in PA - about 4 hours away. My next step was buying the "tools", cause it looks like I'm going to have to figure it out. I'd at least like to see it done before I attempt it. I'm guessing it'll get easier the more often you do it, and may appreciate the birds even more? Really not looking forward to my first attempt...

Terry​
 

KierBri

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11 Years
Apr 4, 2008
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ne conneticut
hi
new member, i'm in windham county too. we got our first chicks three years ago, kindergarten special lol, hubby just agreed to more! we split an order with our neighbor, 31 are coming june 2, can't wait! we've decided on ducks this spring, still deciding what breed. going to have to learn more about this chickenstock thing......
 

chickensista

Songster
11 Years
Feb 23, 2008
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CT
Welcome KierBri!

Thats great you are getting more chicks
- and nice you found someone to split an order with. What are you getting? Have fun with the ducks. Cute as anything, but I've heard they are messy buggers.

Post some pics of the chicks if you get a chance.
Terry
 

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