Greetings I am new and excited to be here!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by My Little Sister's Farm, May 13, 2008.

  1. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am new, duh, and wanted to introduce myself.

    I am graduating from college and want to start making money with my family's hobby farm. I have been working on my own hybrid strain of green eggs I call REELs - "rooke's easter egg layers" - that's been a work in progress and it's working well. There isn't so much a higher demand for green eggs, it is what I want to use to set me apart from the rest of the egg sellers in the area. There are tons of people making a buck on Craig's List, or at least I assume they are as I am not. There doesn't seem to be too many people selling at the farmer's markets and that is my goal. I am wanting to become an LLC and get the Oregon egg handler's license so I can get into a co-op in Portland or sell at the farmer's markets. However they cost $30+/day and right now I don't have the production for that or the outlet for eggs during the non-FM season. I hope to have other novelties like chocolate brown eggs and other species, but I have to learn how to sex first to start weeding out my boys. Anyone know of a youtube video on that or something?

    I am hoping to learn from you guys how to become more successful as a farmer and a chicken raiser.

    Sorry if this is intro is more of a sales pitch of my life, I'm just so happy I found you all. I really am a bubbly person and have few secrets so if you have any questions for me about what I do, have at it.

    I have been reading your info and just amazed by some of you. I am inspired and hope to be an active participant in your conversations.

    Thank you for being here!!![​IMG]
     
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  2. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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  3. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I am fairly new to this site and I have learned so much! People are so nice and helpful. I think you have come to the right place and I am sure you won't be disappointed![​IMG]
    Good Luck in your new adventure...
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Just wanted to say Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    We have Easter Eggers (McMurray Hatchery's "Araucana's") and are big fans of Green Eggs and Ham for dinner. We love the questionable looks that we get from non-chicken people with that line! [​IMG] I'm turning a friend on to some of them later in the week as he's never seen a green egg before, let alone heard of them but he decided if we ate them then they must be okay. Like many people who don't know any different, he expected the edible egg part to be green also. Gotta love it! [​IMG]


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  5. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, My Little Sister's Farm! [​IMG]

    We have some Ameraucana's, and their eggs go over pretty well here.

    Just yesterday we gave a dozen eggs to a friend of our sons, and he'd never seen a green egg before. He was impressed with their size, but wondered if they'd taste different.

    I'd spend a lot of time pitching the benefits of fresh eggs vs. store eggs, and how green eggs are fresh and wonderful, gotten from happy and well cared for birds...and that they don't taste different from other fresh eggs, even if they do look cooler! [​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :Duuuuuu!!! I would go with americaunas too....if you can get them now! I have been searching EVERYWHERE and haven't found any. The hatchery Lazy 54 in Hubbard will have them, but not until the middle of June. I might wait for that. Green eggs, it doesn't get much better than that![​IMG]
     
  7. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    [​IMG] Welcome, and enjoy yourself. Lot's of great folks, who can help with pert near anything! [​IMG]
     
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congratulations on graduating from college! [​IMG] That's such a HUGE accomplishment! I also wanted to welcome you to this wonderful board! [​IMG]
     

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