Greetings from Bucks County, PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BobinDoylestown, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. BobinDoylestown

    BobinDoylestown New Egg

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    Hi chicken lovers, my name is Bob, and I live on a mini (micro) farm just outside the Borough of Doylestown, PA. I have been chickening for about the last 10 years, with ebb and flow in my flock--ebb largely due to foxes and the occasional door not securely latched--and flow arising entirely courtesy of springtime offerings from the local feed mill and pet store.

    As of today, I have 18 hens and 8 roosters(yeah, I know--too many roosters--it's a long story based on totally unwarranted assumptions. Needless to say I won't be buying "straight run" chicks any more.). Most of my hens are Black Star and Aurocana (everybody loves blue eggs, even if they do taste the same), but I've still got a few surviving bantam hens of varying breeds. My roosters are now housed ina separate " boys' dormitory" and have a separate run from the girls. Since I segregated them, there's been virtually no fighting and we've experienced a lot less wear and tear on the girls. They were getting ridden pretty hard before.

    I get about a dozen eggs a day in the spring and summer, but am down to onlyn~6/day since Dec. 1. Most ofnthesengo to the local food pantry, but we're consuming 3-4/ day ourselves.

    I think that's more than enough for an intro. I'll be posting shortly looking for help in an unexplained death I experienced this morning.

    Bob
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Bob, welcome to BYC from the other side of the river. Nice weather we are having, eh ?
     
  3. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Hi Bob, nice to have you join us! Sorry to hear about the loss, hope you get some answers.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under BobinDoylestown [​IMG] Welcome!

    I am sorry to hear of your losses [​IMG]

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello, Bob and welcome to our community. Please make yourself at home here with us.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Bob, hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you decided to join the community and I do hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow
     

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