Floridian starting out with major chick raising

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

  1. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    Palm Beach County
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Nope, first time was about 10 years ago we raised a single Rhode Island Red hen and had a mallard drake together.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We got 25 chicks yesterday.

    (3) What breeds do you have? We got an assorted mix

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? The glories of google for showing this site every time I had a question when we had our sultan/silkie cross.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Too busy to get more than taking care of chickens or vegging on on the internet.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share

    I'm a student right now and 25 new chicks are a handful. The family only watches and gives aid when asked. Though they love hatching kookie ideas that stress out the chick because sun+stress is better than contentment with a red lamp.

    We got the chicks for a tax deduction and eggs. And I think my fam is trying to make me forget the cross hen we lost that I took on as my child with how I fussed over it
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    We got the chicks for a tax deduction and eggs.

    Please tell me more about this tax deduction [​IMG]
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    1. Got my first chickens in August (not counting the ones I had as a kid).

    2. I have about 50 if you count all the babies...I can't stop hatching!

    3. Polish, Silkies, Frizzle Cochins, Easter Eggers, RIRs, BC Marans, and a few other random ones.

    4. Just came across it online.

    5. I'm finishing up my last semester of vet school, so no time for other hobbies...if I had time they would be fishing, hunting, horseback riding, etc.

    6. I have a wonderful hubby, 3 dogs, 3 horses (2 Percherons and a Paint) , and a cat. [​IMG]
  4. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    Palm Beach County
    Quote:Please tell me more about this tax deduction [​IMG]

    I don't know much about it. My mother is handling that because a friend told her about. But what I do know you need at least twelve chickens and you get to count a farm which has some discounts. And some of your cost of care and maintence of the chooks are paid for. But I thought it was only 100 per animal
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Glad to have you with us WELCOME!!!

  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
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  8. orchidchick

    orchidchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    south florida

    Out here in Jupiter you can qualify for an agriculture exemption on your property taxes if you have farm animals on the property. Maybe that's what was meant by the tax deduction. Wouldn't that be great if the chooks could contribute to the household! I need to look into that!

  9. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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