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Greetings from South Africa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bruberi, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Bruberi

    Bruberi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for letting me join the BYC Forum :)
    I grew up in the middle of the city but my father had a veggie patch, a few orange & grapefruit trees plus chickens & rabbits, dogs, budgies, finches, tropical fish & hamsters [​IMG] so I guess my hankering for fowls started way back then.

    My wife recently allowed me to have 4 hens ( August 2014) and I built the coop out of reclaimed pallets and shaped it to fit into our garden. The ladies have a house 1.5 sq yrds and additional laying bays.
    I started with Venda & Auracana hens. Within a couple of days, my wife was in love with the hens & the 4 Boschvelder hens arrived.

    3 of teh hens went broody so I slipped some fertilized Heritage RIR eggs under them & hatched out 12 chicks. So that meant another run & house [​IMG]Im looking to add a few Barred Rocks & Buff Orpingtons as its important to have asthetically pleasing ladies.

    I am a Urban farmer with the whole garden basically under veggie beds, irrigating using rainwater held in my tanks so the chickens fit in perfectly. I've been farming commercially all my life. My wife & I live at the coast with our 5 kids - 18yr old daughter, 17yr old son, 16yr old son, 14yr old daughter & 13yr old son. We have 5 cats & two kittens, goldfish & tropical fish.


    Thank you for letting me join !!!!!
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you've been a willing victim of "chicken math", lol. Your flock is growing nicely.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Nice to have you here!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So glad you decided to join us.

    Sounds like you have a great set up and the perfect place for chickens and already have loads of experience.

    Good luck with your flock and expansion plans.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining our community, and welcome to BYC.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Flocks do tend to have a habit of growing very quickly! Congrats on your chicks. Sounds like you have a lovely set up there. Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC I am sure you will. Everyone here to help with any questions you may have and very friendly :frow
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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

    Sounds like you have a nice flock! Chickens can be so addicting.[​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, so glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    It sounds like you have a great flock!
     

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