Greetings from West Virginia

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nj2wv, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. nj2wv

    nj2wv Songster

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    I am new here but not to chickens. I have about 90 hens and 7 roosters. From a few weeks to 2 years old. I have all different breeds. I even hatch my own mixed mutts. I have them mostly to sell the eggs and I also process them for dinner. Mine free range all day and stay in a coop at night that is more of a sturdy shed than a standard coop. I don't light or heat the coop but still get eggs year round because I always try to keep younger birds.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    It sounds like you have a lovely flock! Good luck with them.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Wow! You have a really big flock. Do you ever have predator problems free ranging them? Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Great to have you!
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    It sounds like you have a nice large flock!
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  7. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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  8. nj2wv

    nj2wv Songster

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    For the most part only dogs. The coop is next to the house and I am always home to keep an eye on things. I had a problem with a fox last June when I couldn't put up the chickens at night. Our old set up collapsed in a huge storm. In the early morning hours any chicken that would wander the edge of the property would get taken. Once we rebuilt then we haven't had any issues except for a loose dog last week.
     
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  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Very glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     
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