Gardenwarrior from down on the farm

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gardenwarrior, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. gardenwarrior

    gardenwarrior New Egg

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    My husband and I live on a hobby farm and have been raising chickens for the past 7 years. Along the way we have had a few of everything, turkeys, 3 different breeds of ducks, guinea hens, meat chickens and laying hens.

    This year we have 6 Iza Brown laying hens, they lay wonderful brown eggs. In the spring I bought a pair of Serama chickens. They are so cute. I guess the female got to cold and she died on me, was very upset over that. The rooster is quite happy with the laying hens. I don't have any other roosters so he crows away and rules the roost. I also have 2 Columbian Rocks not laying yet. They are going to be big birds, way bigger than I thought. We also have 12 - 2 week old meat chicks, doing really well.

    In a second pen we have 2 pair of guinea hens. The one is sitting off and on, hoping for some babies.

    I became interested in this web site when my Serama hen was sick. I was looking for information to nurse her back to health. I put her in with the meat chicks where there was a heat lamp. Gave her a syringe of water every couple hours. She lasted 3 days but never did look any better [​IMG]

    Yes I am the gardenwarrior with my husbands help of course. We have 4 gardens, corn, potatoes, giant pumpkins, and then veggies. We have a hoop house, this year 12 potted tomato plants and 3 pots of cucs in there, have a huge problem with blight in the gardens. We also have a 5'X16' pool in there, I like the water temp at 82...lol. A huge tree line perennial bed and 5 other smaller flower beds. Our farm looks like a park with huge 80 yr old maple trees and pine trees.

    We have 3 married children, one son and 2 daughters and 6 grand children, oldest is a boy 13 and the rest are girls. My husband is a heavy equipment mechanic and I'm home on the farm. We love to travel and take a 30 day vacation every winter.

    Looking forward to reading the wealth of information on the Back Yard Chicken web site......Brenda[​IMG]


     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Your farm sounds wonderful, with all those old trees and the chickens of course [​IMG] I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Serama hen. It's so sad when we grow fond of them and something like this happens.

    I was wondering if you'd be interested in our sister forum, TheEasyGarden.com? Much smaller forum than BYC, but a truly wonderful group of people, many you'll find over here as well. Enjoy the site and we'll see you on the forum!
     
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Welcome
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    I'm about to experience the whole empty nest thing soon. Being enthusiastic to taking vacations someday soon when my youngest graduates from college.
    Son 23, daughter 18.

    Farming is a good life - hoping someday to actually get one of my gardens to produce but I have time still.
    Caroline
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The meat chicks may have prevented her from getting anything to eat. They are total pigs and generally eat constantly. My friend has house chickens - 2 serama hens and one silkie. She has had the seramas for years and they are quite robust while she has lost 3 silkies in that time.
     

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