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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Namres, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Namres

    Namres Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2011
    Hi to you all.

    Were do I start?

    Well, we live in Namibia, Africa on a smallholding of approximatly 90ha. We had a couple of chickens (seems you call them mutts [​IMG] as they are from no specific breed). Since they did lay far more than we can consume ourselves we started off selling free range eggs for the fun of it. Now however the demand is far higher and we are getting new mutts [​IMG] in.

    As said, we are increasing the flock and are trying to hatch our own chicks. We have a small Incubator taking 90 eggs, but this process has not been very successful unfortunately. At the moment we have some hens breeding and will start up the incubator in a couple of weeks, as we are going on holiday.

    Currently we have about 50 chickens and 40 chicks. As things look at the moment we want to expand to around 100 hens at first, but the medium term goal is around 300.
  2. Sonic Pug

    Sonic Pug Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! Be good to your chickens and they will be good to you! [​IMG]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy, namres and [​IMG] Sounds like you'll be pretty busy soon when those chicks grow up. [​IMG] There is a lot of chat on this forum about predators. I guess you have to deal with predators in Namibia that most of us never even considered!! Best of luck to you and chickens! [​IMG]
  4. Namres

    Namres Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2011
    We surely do have quite some predators.... [​IMG] Guess for us here it is normal
  5. kcjones

    kcjones Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2011
    [​IMG] from Texas
  6. Kaeta44

    Kaeta44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to this very helpful site. Wish you every success with the chicken venture. If you look after them carefully they'll reward you well, as you've no doubt realised.

  7. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

    Jun 10, 2010
    Tower City, PA
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]


  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio in the United States!

    Good luck with your egg business,


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