Hello from Austria

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Captain Carrot, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Captain Carrot

    Captain Carrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, Carrot here. I live in Austria and have been keeping chickens for about 3 years. I started out with Amrocks and Light Suss ex then got some Isa Browns (Ginger Rangers). I've raised about 50 birds, the natural way, and have also started breeding Muscovy ducks, it would have been Peking ducks but I lost them to a dog attack.

    I now have 4 laying hens (Amrock X Suss ex, I lost about 20 birds and 15 chicks to a fox in late spring) and a breeding trio of Altsteirer, which are a native breed to Austria. I will also be getting Welsummer bantams and standard Bielefelder Kennhühner in a few weeks, once I've finished building the coops.
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to BYC! Sounds like you will be able to help a lot of people with your experience. We're glad you joined!
     
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    So sorry to hear of your losses! I've had that happen myself but I got the culprit and that made me feel a little better. [​IMG]
    Good luck with your new flock! Post pics once they get here. [​IMG]
     
  4. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG] I lost a few hens to raccoons about a year ago. [​IMG] Since then I review the security of my coop regularly.
     
  5. Lostbody

    Lostbody Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooo...Altsteirers. I've read that those are endangered. Is that true?
    They're the birds with mini crests, right?
     
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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington State

    Looking forward to pictures

    Imp
     
  7. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome [​IMG]
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Ohio [​IMG]
     
  10. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
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    Any pictures of the Altsteirers??
     

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