Greetings from Beautiful Southern Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MariLouJane, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. MariLouJane

    MariLouJane Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in Grants Pass in the Rogue Valley located about an hour North of the California border. We have four seasons here with a brief coating of snow in the winter, a beautiful Fall often with an Indian summer and a gorgeous spring which in some years allows us to plant way before the expected May 15th frost free date. We have a month of super hot summer weather where the temps get to 105 degrees but that lasts only about 3 or 4 weeks.
    We just started chickens last March. we had eggs after 4 months.
    We took our old dog kennel and my husband did some fancy carpentry and we now have a chick palace.
    the dog doesn't care, he didn't use it anyway.
    I have a mix of chickens, 2 auracanas, a rhode island red, a bard rock, some bantys, a couple of Orpingtons. We started with 14 and now have 10.
    7 hens and 3 roosters. We have too many roosters but I'm not sure what to do with them.
    I'd like to let my hens brood and get a few more girls in the flock.
    I'm not sure egg-sacxly the proper way to raise chicks but I;m sure learning a lot reading this forum!!
    love to talk with some of you.
    MariLouJane
     
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, glad you are here, sounds like a lovely flock! We also acquired too many roosters our first time, but you muddle through and figure it out! Loving the chicken life!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Chubby Chicken

    Chubby Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello,
    I am from Rogue River! I live in Western Washington now. You'll have to give us a report on the Rooster Crow Contest, this summer!
     
  7. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Western Kentucky
     
  8. MariLouJane

    MariLouJane Out Of The Brooder

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  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio
     
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens. You can always eat the extra roosters. : ) Just sayin...
     

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