Greetings fro Southern California!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dezertgirl, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. dezertgirl

    dezertgirl Hatching

    Aug 28, 2011
    Hi everyone! I have been raising poultry on and off since my dad brought home 4 Rhode Island Red hens when we lived in Upstate NY and I named every one: Susie, Henrieta, Penny and Priscilla. That was a few years ago and I moved to SoCal in 1998 ans it wasn't long before we bought acreage and had to fill it!
    I now have a small flock of self-perpetuating Black Cochin Bantams, some miscellaneous crossbreed hens and I have discovered ducks! I have Pekins, Welsh Harlequins, Indian Runners, Mallards and Orpingtons and a cool Crested White drake. Just gotta love that pompom on his head!
    Besides these fowl, I have a Royal Palm turkey named Ted and the ducks are the love of his life. I think I really need to find him his own
    I also have 2 horses, and APHA breedstock mare and her half-Morgan daughter who is just 2 years old and a couple AMHA A-registered miniature horse mares. I raise Colored Angora Goats and have one Nubian doe. That and a couple cats and dogs: a Boerboel, an Akita and a German Shepherd. They all get along with the birds and help join forces against the evil coyotes. =-)
    I am here to mingle amongst the experts on fowl and expect me to post some questions about ducks. I will be working on my profile and hopefully I can post some pix somewhere...still checking it out. Feel free to contact me any time!
  2. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  3. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Amigo

    Amigo Songster

    Jul 13, 2011
    Your house!
  5. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    [​IMG] from Kansas, Dezertgirl! Wow! It sounds like you have a whole barnyard full of critters! [​IMG] Best of luck with your farm - sounds fun! I will be getting some ducks this spring! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Glad to have you here and hope you like it all the way out on the other coast!
  8. OnBorrowedWings

    OnBorrowedWings In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2011
    Welcome to a wonderful, informative forum. You already are so experienced and knowledgeable. I am a newbie both to this forum and to poultry. Wish you lived nearer - I have always wanted colored angoras!
    living on a small farm in rural Western Maryland with 1 border collie, 1 young Irish water spaniel hooligan, 3 Pyrenean shepherds, a six pack of 6 week old Pyr Shep puppies, 4 Lipizzans, Clun Forest and Clun/Shetland cross sheep, my wonderful son, and the best husband EVER. The dogs compete in conformation, agility, obedience, hunt tests, perform musical freestyle, and herd sheep. The horses do tricks, dabble in dressage, and are decorative pasture ornaments. The sheep work hard teaching dogs herding. And I have no control over the menfolk, who do whatever they want...
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. riverchicks

    riverchicks Chirping

    Aug 3, 2011
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

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