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Greetings from a mountaintop in Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mtngran, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Mtngran

    Mtngran New Egg

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    Living on a mountaintop outside the city is a great place to be. Growing up my Grandma always had chickens. At an early age I acquired the taste for fresh farm eggs. I don't care what all the advertising says. Store-bought eggs taste like store-bought eggs. I am looking forward to having fresh eggs here. My "backyard" consists of eight acres. So I decided there was no time like the present to start my backyard flock.
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome

    Nice to hear you're getting into chickens!

    Good luck to you.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I don't suppose you could be atop " Lookout Mountain." I remember traveling to Florida many years ago and kept seeing signs for Lookout Mountain and never got to see it.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad you have joined us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread will also put you in contact with other BYC members in your area.

    (https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread)

    The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. Mtngran

    Mtngran New Egg

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    No, I'm on Signal. During the Civil War the soldiers signaled movements of the troops in Chattanooga from Signal Mountain over to the soldiers on Lookout Mountain. Too bad you never stopped along your way to see Lookout Mountain & Chattanooga. The views and people are fantastic! Great place to live.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You're spot on about the difference between store-bought and backyard eggs (and we know which ones are best, don't we [​IMG]). With that much acreage, I'd be a dangerous person. What breed of chickens are you going to start with?

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Mtngran

    Mtngran New Egg

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    I'm starting out with 4 light bantams and 4 black sex links. I got the chicks last week from a local breeder. She was very helpful and told me to call her anytime I have any questions. They are doing well. Just like all chicks: eatin' and poopin'. Poopin' and eatin'. They are definitely putting out some good stuff for the composite pile.
     

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