Greetings from Northwest Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pompano73, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. pompano73

    pompano73 In the Brooder

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    Hello yall. Been lurking for about five year and registered for about three now. Have been content with just reading and not making any replies as I gained experience and knowledge but I have become full fledged addicted to it now. In six years I have lost four good flocks to predators and get fed up with it and state that I will never own another chicken, then spring comes around and I get the bug agaian. I have made my own incubators and have had numerous successful hatches with them. Just bought the rite farm 3600 incubator and will set my first batch in it this coming weekend. Going to hatch some Buff Polish Frizzles this time around and hoping to throw some Wheaten Ameraucanas in there with them if I can find them. Bees,gardening and fishing are my other constant passions, my A.D.D. keeps me busy with all kinds of hobbies but I always fall back to my core group.
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hey there! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Yes, chickens sure can be addicting!
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sorry for all your losses. But we do welcome you to our flock. If you have any questions about things, feel free to ask.

    Keep us posted on the hatch and if you run into any issues, let us know. :)
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry to hear about all your losses![​IMG] I hope the hatching goes well.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about the chickens you lost!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    First - do you know what type of predator(s) keep wiping out your flocks? You really need to figure out what and how they are getting to your birds. You may want to check out the predator section for ways to keep you flock safe. Otherwise you are just feeding predators free meals, Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  10. pompano73

    pompano73 In the Brooder

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    Mainly neighbors dogs or my dog when he was a pup. We had one flock taken out by a pair of owls. They got my last two araucanas the night I put out my game camera. Owls came around to eat our rabbits but stayed for the chickens. The dogs are all gone except for mine and now he herds up the chicks and protects them. Have had my current flock for just over a year with no problems at all.
     

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