Good morning

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by marina, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. marina

    marina Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2009
    Good morning,

    My name is Marina and my farm, Shoving Leopard Farm, is in the Hudson Valley, NY.

    I discovered my affection for hens through my obsession with chicken tractors. I have a 2-acre veggie and cut-flower garden that needed pest control and fertilization, and I wanted to build a chicken tractor that was better than the one I'd built in college. Once it was built, of course, it needed some occupants, and y friend was happy to oblige by giving me two lovely dark red Road Island Red pullets my boyfriend named Hensel and Gretchen. I found that my garden productivity was declining as I was distracted by these curious creatures of habit.

    It has been three years since Hensel and Gretchen joined the Shoving Leopard Fold, and many others girls - and two boys - have since joined them. In the mix are some Buff Orpingtons, Wyandottes, Hamburgs, Black Australorps, Auracanas, Speckled Sussexes, and Welsummers.

    I have, of course, had to build many more chicken tractors to accommodate all these workers. As the growing season is over, the tractors stand empty as the girls roam the garden.

    I often have questions about my girls and am looking forward to learning from this knowledgeable community.

  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I know what you mean by garden productivity declining. But they just have so much fun in there. [​IMG]
  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    stay a while and have some fun.
    We all laugh as we learn here on BYC.
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Marina! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
  10. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] from England! Glad you joined us!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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