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Greetings from Kentucky!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mtsmylie, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. mtsmylie

    mtsmylie Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2010
    Pullman, WA
    We moved to Glendale, Kentucky (south of Ft. Knox) about six months ago, and live on a wonderful 4 acres of land out in the middle of nowhere.

    As it's something my wife has wanted to do forever, we bought 11 Plymouth Barred Rock pullets in August, and they finally started to lay eggs several weeks ago. They're quite productive, as we ended up with 40 eggs last week. We let them free range throughout our property all day, and they roost in a smallish barn at night, which is also where they lay.


    They're incredibly fun to feed our scraps to, and talk, and listen to, and our 6-year-old son loves to hear their egg song throughout the day.

    We've really enjoyed the information on these forums, and I look forward to talking more with you all.

  2. Smokehouse13

    Smokehouse13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from central Kentucky . We own silkies, bantam Cochins, two standard Cochins , Seramas and D'uccles .
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
  4. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Glad your here. Pretty hen in the pic also.
  5. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    Quitman, Texas
    Welcome!! Glad you are here. [​IMG] Mercy, that's a bunch of eggs you have there! I, too, think chickens are loads of fun. Which explains why we have so many. LOL My family and I live in NE TX and have a regular farm (horses, cows, goats), some exotic animals, and pretty peafowl, bantams, and several breeds of large fowl. Our favorite thing to do is raise babies, including chicks, of course. [​IMG]
    Looking forward to more pictures of your farm and birds.
    ~ Mary - off to do chores before work now - [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. I love Barred Rocks!
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I think you will like it here. [​IMG]
  8. mtsmylie

    mtsmylie Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2010
    Pullman, WA
    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.

    We just moved here from the DC area in July, so we're still adjusting to life in Kentucky, but the chickens are helping with the transition, and are a lot of fun.

    My wife stays at home, so is able to tend to them, and our 6-year-old son loves going out after he gets back from school to collect the eggs. Of course, when I get home, I have to climb up into the barn's rafters to grab the eggs they lay up there.

  9. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    [​IMG] From NKY.....we have lavender orps and working on tolbunt polish
  10. John-DownEastNC

    John-DownEastNC Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2011
    Beulaville, NC
    Hi from a newbie in DownEast NC!

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