Greetings from CT!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Boichik86, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Boichik86

    Boichik86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello fellow members! I am an urban micro-farmer with not-too grand aspirations of possible future expansion. Right now I live in the heart of down town Meriden with my father, boyfriend, husky ,4 cats, 4 goldfish, two turkeys, and five chickens. My flock consists of a midget white tom, a royal palm tom, serama roo, standard brahma roo and 3 hens, Jersey Black giant, Easter egger, and 1/2 bantam white leghorn. I have goals of someday developing the perfect meat bird (who doesn't) I want to coss buckeye,buff brahma, salmon faverolles, and white laced standard cornish roosters with some hybrid-cross hens(some white/some red-brown); Hybrid hens for the growth and muscling, and heritage meat/dual-purpase cocks for vigor, aesthetics, plumage density, and foraging temperament. Good thing is that roos are just about given away 'round these parts, and we all know how cheap and easy it is to obtain hybrid broilers. I was inspired to undertake the project by this website. I read a thread on breeding birds for meat qualities and it got me thinkin'. As of now, I am building a hoop house and leasing some land on the shoreline in CT, where I am working on planting an orchard. What I am hoping get from this fourm is finding other breeders in the southern New England/tristate area for me to obtain chicks and grown birds from. Is there anybody out in CT, MA, RI or NY who can help me find some standard cornish, faverolles, and/or buckeye roosters?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I know the town of Meriden. Upon occasion I attend beagle field trials there behind an apple orchard up near the ski slope. Good luck at locating the birds for which you are looking.
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
    Glad you joined us!!

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  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best of luck to you and your breeding of the perfect chicken!
     
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their is great people with a lot of great information here. [​IMG]
     
  10. Boichik86

    Boichik86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Everyone!
     

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