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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cudjoe Farms, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Cudjoe Farms

    Cudjoe Farms Hatching

    Jan 13, 2013
    Florida Keys
    Well it's taken me a while to sign up to this great site. I've been coming here checking it out and learning a lot for the past 9 months or so. My little "Farm" is in the lower Florida Keys. The Keys are a string of islands running from Miami to Key West. In March of last year my wife actually agreed to letting me get chickens for our backyard. I was stunned! After much research (mainly here) I decided on 2 Dominiques (b/c of they're American roots) and 2 Easter Eggers (b/c I thought green eggs would be cool). I ordered and received my girls on June 6th. They grew like weeds. And it wasn't long before I realized that one of my girls was really boy. My prettiest EE Tori (short for Cacciatore) had to go. I found him a home at a local bird rescue center as a demo rooster. My 3 girls are laying like crazy. I get 2 to 3 eggs a day from the Dom's Rose and Teri (short for Teriyaki) and Monk my EE. All the houses here are on stilts, so I built them a coop that's partially shaded with a fenced in run. It never gets really cool here so making the coop insulated was not necessary, but it rains a lot in south Florida so keeping my girls high and dry is a priority. Luckily my yard is fenced so I've just started to let them free range. They just love scratching and eating all the bugs in my yard. The other animals that my wife, 3 daughters and I have are a fuzzy guinea pig named Shadow and our sun conure Mango (he's my avatar). I need to get some photos up so everyone can see my great little "Farm".

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    :welcome! Get ready, because soon those chickens are going to take over your life! I started with two pet drakes and a pet silkie rooster, and now I have 13 chickens, four ducks, one injured drake living in my house that I have to tube feed every two hours, and plans for more birds come spring!

    And pretty sun conure, by the way! This is my boy, Larrikin:


    His name means mischief maker. He lives up to it :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  3. Cudjoe Farms

    Cudjoe Farms Hatching

    Jan 13, 2013
    Florida Keys
    Thanks Pyxis. I live in an area that is not chicken friendly so I don't think they will completely take over. We'll see.I just got done reading your thread on your poor drake. How's he doing? I hope okay.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Cudjoe Farms, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us - sounds like your birds have it made in the shade! Best of luck to you!
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC :)
  9. Carcajou

    Carcajou Songster

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York
    Welcome to BYC, and yes, our birds are very alluring and addicting! Best of luck! [​IMG]
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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