Hello everyone I just joined

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rainman, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Rainman

    Rainman Out Of The Brooder

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    I Live in Washington State in the Seattle suburbs and I have five lovely acres in Snohomish County. I hope to retire next year and move there to start a hobby farm.

    I was raised on an old school dairy farm in New York State and we kept hogs and chickens for our own subsistence. I have collected many an egg and plucked many a bird when I was growing up. One of my early childhood memories was coming into my house crying because a nasty rooster attacked me. Later that afternoon I looked out the kitchen window to see my mother dipping his lifeless body into a pot of scalding water. He was delicious!

    That being said, I have always liked raising chickens. We would have baby chicks in our living room each year, keeping them warm until they could move to the coop.

    When I build my house on my property one of the first things I will do is set up my chicken living quarters. I intend to grow free range birds on an alfalfa / rye / buckwheat patch supplemented as necessary with organic vegetables and feed.

    Like a lot of young men, I left the farm to make my fortune when I was eighteen. I joined the Air Force and after got my engineering degree with the GI Bill. I have spent the last forty years in the high tech business. I'm ready to go back to farming. I look forward to conversing with you all to start out on the right foot.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Welcome! It's funny how chickens bring so msny people so many old memories.
     
  3. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Hello! WELCOME! (this forum is so addicting!)[​IMG]
     
  4. lil' Okie

    lil' Okie Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you. I agree, it is very addicting, I need to go to bed but here I am typing instead
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Welcome! I'm in Everett so not too far from you! Interested in a starter pair of hens. Both a year old and laying brown eggs! [​IMG]
     
  6. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tucson AZ
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  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    welcome!!
     
  8. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    This is certainly a good community to be apart of, welcome!
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    [​IMG] to the forum!!!
     

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