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Do I have a zoo yet?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by w2teals, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. w2teals

    w2teals Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there! I am new to the site even though I've been following on facebook for some time now. I live in Southwest Florida in a tiny town called Ft.Denaud. I am a happily married "chick" who is almost 30, an active Deputy with a local Sheriff office, acertified EMT and rescue diver with no human kids but a few fur and feather kids. I currently own 5 chickens, 1 rooster, 2 male and 2 female ducks, 4 meat rabbits, 2 horses and a large dog who thinks he is a human. Im seasoned in the equestrian and bovine world, and have owned ducks for some time, but Im a newbie when it comes to chickens. Ive made mistakes in my short time raising tem, but Im getting the hang of it more and more every day. At the moment I am battling sticktight fleas. ARGH!!!!! I very much enjoy this site and hope to make some friends and become part of a community that will help me grow in this journey.
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hey there! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] Sounds like you have a great little farm, and a nice selection of animals! Enjoy your flock!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Sounds like you have a nice bunch of animals! Good luck with all of them.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Have fun with all those animals!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your stick-tight flea battle, those things sound nasty.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think you need emus, goats, donkeys, llamas in order to have a proper zoo but, you are certainly on the way. I have never heard of stick tight fleas but I imagine its easier to see them and" do them in." Maybe if you put that name in the search box, it will come up with proper treatment. Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  7. w2teals

    w2teals Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks yall! and don't give my husband any ideas about goats and donkeys and such... he wants more animals! And the sticktight fleas are a pain!!!! they act like ticks and latch on so they are easy to see (especially since they usually stick to the face and comb area) but impossible to get rid of. Im trying the olive oil smother method at the moment. Ill keep yall updated on my success.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. w2teals

    w2teals Out Of The Brooder

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    hey there, Thanks for the info on Florida members! I have two Ameruacanas, 2 Easter Eggers, 1 Rhode Island Red and my rooster is an Ameraucana Wheaton. I also raise Muscovy ducks (best meat I've ever had as far as ducks go).
     

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