Hello from AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tracydr, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just wanted to say hello. I'm from Mesa, AZ I've raised poultry for nearly 20 years ( chickens, guineas, peafowl, a few ducks) and then moved to AZ while going through a divorce. Had to get rid of the birds but just recently decided to try some urban chickens. Mcmurray accidentally sent me a batch of 17 jumbo X, which were decimated by a pitbullls which broke into my yard. One died at age 4 weeks. Just butchered one yesterday at 6 weeks when she developed a bad leg. Will be cooking her tonight.
    Also have 5 Old English Game Bantys and my "free "exotic" which turns out to be a lovely Blue D'Uccle rooster. They are also 6 weeks.
    Mcmurray sent me replacements for my first batch. I now have 22 mixed Pullets- silver leghorns, americaunas, Egyptian fayoumis, buttercups and golden penciled hamburgs. I'd like to sell abbot ten of the Americaunas and silver leghorns so that I get down to a reasonable number, plus of course some of the Bamtam roosters.
    In about two years, we'll be moving and hope to buy a large acreage, perhaps 80-100 acres. I'd like to start raising a variety of poultry again, especially gunieas, ducks, peafowl, quail and geese. I feed my dogs fresh meat rather than dog food and would love to provide them with home raised varieties of feed, rather than depending on store-bought, cage raised meat. Not to mention eating good meat ourselves.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  2. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
  3. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I haven't. Thanks for letting me know that there even is an AZ thread!
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