Greetings from Maryland!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by turkaholic, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although I'm not fancy to chickens, birds have dominated my life for nearly 50 years, and as my user name implies, a fanatic about turkeys. I've raised turkeys and numerous varieties of pheasants over the last 12 years and have found this website useful and entertaining. Nice to know there are so many others out there as addicted to birds as I am! Located on Marylands Eastern Shore, I'm always open to hearing from fellow turkey/pheasant breeders.

    Presently, I have a flock consisting of 30 Eastern Wilds (yes I have state issued permit ), 5 Narragansett's, 1 Royal Palm, 2 Standard Bronze, 4 Merriam/Rio hybrids, several ringneck and versicolor pheasants ,Red, Yellow Goldens and Amherst. All these add up to a big feed bill!

    Personally, I'm a professional wildlife artist (www.wjgoebel.com) who is married 20 years to a wonderful woman who puts up with all my crazy hobbies. My two daughters think all this is just the norm. [​IMG]

    Looking forward to a bird- filled 2010!
     
  2. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    glad to see new members [​IMG]
     
  3. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Northern California
     
  4. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]


    ... and Happy New Year!
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
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  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. DragonFeathers

    DragonFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and [​IMG]
     
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Welcome from Arkansas! I too love the turks & pheasants. Along with about 75 chickens, I have 4 Royal Palm hens,(my tom died Christmas day) 3 Blue Slate, 3 mixed breed, & 5 hen, 1 cock,Silver Pheasants. Just love 'em![​IMG]
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi Wil, [​IMG] from South Carolina! Your wildlife art is beautiful. I am very partial to "Working the Base - Pileated Woodpecker". Lovely piece. We are a tiny wildlife habitat, and the Pileated have just begun nesting here, I am quite fond of them. They are happy here, despite the highway traffic and 35 chickens!

    Edited for abysmal typing.
     
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