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

  1. marina

    marina Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

    M
     
  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​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
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    stay a while and have some fun.
    We all laugh as we learn here on BYC.
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  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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  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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