From the deep south...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BoltonChicken, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not new to chickens and yet these are the first I've owned. I was raised on a farm and there were always chickens underfoot, but didn't pay them much attention. Pop
    later raised fryers for a commercial group, had over 10,000 or so of them, and this was most of my chores when I was a teenager.

    Now, over the protest of my wife who has no love for birds due to a few unhappy incidences as a child, I have built a coop and installed five Buff Orpington chicks.

    While researching coop and run construction ideas, I came across the BYC forum. I've belonged to a few forums in the past, but I believe this one to be not only the
    largest, but also the best of them I've seen.

    I have been retired since 2003, and since I don't do anything else (but chickens), I get to say I am a musician. I play with a large symphonic group here in our state capitol.
    I was a musician in the U.S. Navy in the early 1960's, so I am just picking up old habits.

    I now live here on the farm where I grew up. I have one wife, one Havanese named Jake, who is our surrogate son, one rescue dog, the five BO's, 40+ head of cattle, uncountable
    fish, frogs and turtles and 125 acres of more upkeep than I can handle.
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from New York!!!
    Great to meet ya!
     
  6. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm still trying to convince my husband!
     
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  8. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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  9. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wilmington
    Hi from NC [​IMG]
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from SE Alabama. Congrats on your chicks & good luck [​IMG]
     

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