Greetings and Salutations

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by texaslilpeepers, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. texaslilpeepers

    texaslilpeepers New Egg

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    Finally bit the bullet and signed up for an account.

    I have had chickens for years and years.

    I have been selling eggs via word of mouth, and then when I started incubating chicks, every batch is sold before they hatch. So I started myself a little business off of it. Little is the operative word.

    I have a lot of mutts and grey guineas because that is what I started with at the feedstore here. And then things just got crazy. I have buff orpingtons, barred rocks, coppermarans, and a Splash Silkie. I think I have 38 birds now in various stages. They all free range & get closed up at night tight.

    I have 11 coral blue guineas incubating that I am eagerly awaiting hatch next week.

    I WANT more buffs in different colors, some silkies, and some rare birds that most people don't have here in East Texas.

    I have suffered loss by snakes (chicks/eggs), hawk, dog and young coyotes. The coyote was the worst, during broad daylight, killed just to kill, wiped out half of what I own and I am slowly starting over.

    Besides chickens, I work as a freelance paralegal (which I am trying to eventually quit), and I volunteer 70+ hours a month. We also have (2) dogs, (4) cats, (3) horses, (1) donkey and (1) rabbit. [​IMG]

    Thank you for letting me drop in.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome.[​IMG] Sounds like you are very busy.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Wow that's a lot of hours :)
     
  5. ederob

    ederob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] It is great you joined!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Stacey, welcome to BYC.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Predators really stink!! Seems like everything loves chicken. You may want to check out the predator threads on here to advice on warding them off / lessening their numbers. Maybe some electric fence wire would be of good use.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  10. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Stacey, Greetings from College Station, Texas. We, too, have a motley flock of about 14 free-range girls that we share with our neighbors. We live barely outside the city limits. Over the years I think more of our chickens have succumbed to free-range neighbor dogs than to any other predator. Also, raccoons and hawks have taken down a few. Coyotes have been spotted in our area, but we haven't seen any. We, too, like to lock our chickens in the henhouse at night, but most of our girls go next door to sleep the the neighbor rooster. Good luck in keeping yours safe.
     

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