Hello from Central Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by argo, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. argo

    argo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have had chickens on and off since I don't remember when. My family consists of 1 very tolerant husband [​IMG], 2 beagles, 4 cats, 2 box turtles, some fish, 1 nubian goat, 2 alpine goats (mom & daughter), 3 jersey beef calves, 14 guinea fowl, 6 ducks and around 40 chickens. All my children either have 4 legs, feathers or scales. I keep an assortment of breeds, silkies and silkie crosses, because they are just so sweet, rhode island red, barred rock and then the red sex links my husband had to get because someone had given us a couple and he liked their big eggs. They all roost and pasture together so I get some interesting crosses when I let a couple girls get broody. I got an incubator this year to hatch guinea eggs and I got a better percent from just letting the silkies set on them than I did with the incubator. I guess they know a lot more than I do. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only use my incubator when I dont have a hen ready to sit. Always get better hatches under hens. [​IMG]
     
  3. argo

    argo Out Of The Brooder

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    I was trying to hatch a hole nest of guinea eggs and only 6 or so would fit under each silkie, I ended up having 4 silkies sitting on guinea eggs.[​IMG]
     
  4. Enjaytoo

    Enjaytoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Arizona!
     
  5. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello from Western Berks Co. [​IMG]
     
  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Maine!
     
  7. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From N. FL

    Caroline
     
  8. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    Welcome PA chicken friend!
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. argo

    argo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the awesome welcome. This forum is so friendly.
     

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