Floridians?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by tropical chicken, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. tropical chicken

    tropical chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am so glad I found the new board!! [​IMG]
    I am in St. Petersburg, Fl., I currently have a small flock of laying hens, and 4 Sebbie geese.....( anyone nearby want 4 sebbie's really, really cheap?)
     
  2. cakkleberrylane

    cakkleberrylane Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi tropical chicken!

    I'm in Wimauma, just outside of Sun City Center south east of Tampa. How do the geese get along with chickens? I have a bunch of Silkies, some misc. and quite a few wild chickens that come for breakfast and dinner. Also, just looked at a picture of some Sebbie geese, they look frizzled in the picture. Am I seeing it correctly?
     
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  3. tropical chicken

    tropical chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Yes, 3 out of the 4 are have long, curly feathers, and 1 is smooth. They like the chickens okay, however, I have them separated from them, as the geese tend to be more aggressive than what I am comfortable with.
     
  4. ebbtide

    ebbtide Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just outside Gainesville. [​IMG]
     
  5. GoodEgg

    GoodEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'm a long way from you other Floridians. Florida is actually a very big state if you have to drive from one end to another, LOL.

    NW tip here, not far from AL (Mobile side of AL). Do most of my shopping in Pensacola, FL.

    Hehe, maybe I should sign on the AL thread ... I think I saw one.

    Locals here used to joke that we live in L.A. --- lower Alabama.

    Glad to be here though, learning lots! Thanks to everyone!

    BTW, I was thinking of getting a goose or two (if I can find them, and only 1 or 2). I was looking at the white Chinese ones because I heard they are the best weeders, and good at controlling bugs too. I had wondered if they were safe to have roaming with chickens, and whether they will destroy a veg. garden. But too much of a drive to take the geese off of your hands, though curly feathers sounds interesting!
     
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  6. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to live in Milton.

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  7. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I am in Central East region, Palm Bay which is just south of Melbourne and North of Vero Beach. Yes FL is a big state. Does anyone know any hatcheries or breeders in FL...always good to know!
     
  8. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm close to Clermont, just outside of Orlando. I already looked online and couldn't find any reputable breeders in FL. Ideal is who I get my chicks from. Anyone else live close to this area?
     
  9. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clermont is about 1 1/2 hrs from me![​IMG]
     
  10. sueward

    sueward New Egg

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    I'm in Ocala... and am searching for some silkies to keep me company in my yard. I recently lost my girls after moving to a new house (my husband missed a weak spot in his coop/run design and something got at my girls! It was rather heart breaking...)
     

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