Greetings from not so warm, but sunny Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phiferpharm, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. phiferpharm

    phiferpharm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I'm a new registered member of this forum and I copied the template to tell you a little about me. Here goes:

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yup, I got some chickens (and a duck) for my grand daughter to enjoy when she visits me from her home in Melbourne, Florida. I am relocating to North Florida and also have a home in Miami.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    Four and I am not sure what breeds they are, but two of them are really productive little egg layers!

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    I'm not sure, but after I get more time to visit around the site, I may have a better idea.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    I have a Chicken "Ark" that I built and typed in Duck pen so I can make the duck happier. The site was one of the first that came up in the search engine. It looks really interesting, so here I am.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I raise Bassett Hounds, fishing/boating in both fresh and salt water, and spoil my three grand kids as much as I can get away with.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Well, 6 Bassett Hounds, a rescued Bird Dog, two Blue/Gold MacCaws, and "whatever critters my wife is asked to "Foster" parent for from the local Humane Society. I retired after 39 years of Active/Reserve time in the Military in September, and will be retiring as a School Board administrator from Miami-Dade County Public Schools on January 19th. I am looking forward to spending time working my twenty acres in North Florida, and Grammie already has a Honey-Do novel she has put together the past three years while she has held down the fort up here herself.

    Anyway, that's my story and I really look forward to the knowledge and insight I know I will get on this site.

    Doug P.
     
  2. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can count on having all your chickens questions being answered right here! [​IMG] from Pittsburgh PA
     
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  3. chickenlover91

    chickenlover91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] phiferpharm!! we will help answer all your chicken Q's!!
     
  4. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to North Florida! Bring your long undies! It is chilly up here right now. I am about half-way between Tallahassee and Panama City.
    sharon
     
  5. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  6. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad you found us!! We are in Live Oak half way between Tallahassee & Jacksonville

    Join the Florida thread @ ! Win a Platinum Poultry Membership 6 months in the!!!!
     
  7. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!
     
  8. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy! Glad ur here!
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] I lived in Florida as a kid and I remember how cold the nights can get in the winter.
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. We live 20 minutes north of Jax.
     

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