Greeting from another MAINEiac

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tnic, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. Tnic

    Tnic Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2014
    Hi folks,

    Just checking in. I'm from the Bangor Maine area but currently living in Ukraine (I'm a Male Order Groom) while my bride and I await the wheels of the USCIS to award her immigration visa.

    I'll be mostly lurking for a bit until I find that dream property that will become Camp Cossak or Camp Runamuck knowing how I operate, things will most likely get out of hand purdy quick. lol

    I had some hens (12ish?) many moons ago (early 80s iirc) and I remember they were laying machines. 4 adults couldn't keep up with the production and we started giving eggs away to our neighbors so they wouldn't be wasted. My roomie came home one afternoon with all 12 of em in a feed sack. We quickly set up a coop in the dirt floor garage with some pallets laying around and threw some nest boxes together and turned em in. The poor things had busted beaks and were half starved! We dug worms and caught some sunfish and tossed in anything else we had on hand and that's when I learned that chicken are bio-disposalls. IIRC they started pumping out eggs in less than a week.

    Unfortunately someone left the garage door open one evening and a dog got in over night and killed every one of em. I still have a hard spot in my heart for springer spaniels.

    Anyway, when we find our slice of heaven we'll be setting up for Chickens and bunnies and a couple dairy goats and a bio-bush hog buck.

    Raised rabbits as a youngster for 4H too so goats will be the next new critter adventure for me. My wife is a city slicker and I'm a forgetful clutz so this could be quite entertaining. [​IMG]

    Anyway, HOWDY and I look forward to lurking and learning form "the collective".
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    Sorry for the loss of all your babies. Dogs and chickens don't usually get along.

    Good luck in your new chicken adventures!!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck in your future projects.
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I hope you share more of your interesting stories with us.
  7. Tnic

    Tnic Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2014
    Thanks folks.

    The dog incident was back in the early 80s. I've gotten over the loss, but still don't care for Springers (unless it has HD in front of the name).

    Gotta ask. Sparty or rines? I'm a native Buckeye, born n bred to bleed scarlet & gray (or is it grey? ah well). Either way, when we found Camp Cossack I'll still treat ya to a fresh home brew if you find yer way to Maine.
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed


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