Hello from Columbia , Virginia!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grundig, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Grundig

    Grundig New Egg

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    Howdy!
    My Wife and I just started raising our backyard chickens with a DIY coop and some elbow grease!
    We have 3 hens and 1 cockerel. We literally just started so we havent fallen into any practices yet - so please send me all the advice you can! Would love to hear from anyone else in the area as well.

    We are also starting our very own fiber farm , We are raising Jersey wooley rabbits as of now but plan to expand that into Cotton , Sheep , and Angora rabbits.
    I love everything about our country life and would never give it up !

    Thanks !
    Mike.
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum from Jacksonville FL

    Love the fiber farm idea - Tried to talk my husband into some alpakas but he wasn't going for it! I knit, so the idea of raising my own fiber for yarn was appealing.

    There are a lot of places here to answer all of your questions - don't pre read the emergency stuff - why worry about stuff until you have to - my only advice.

    Enjoy your chickens
    Caroline
     
  3. Grundig

    Grundig New Egg

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    My wife and I both knit which was why we went the fiber farm route - and its a lot easier to make an income from fiber then from food let me tell you !. But what a satisfying little hobby it is to make something solid from our hard work! Teach your husband to knit and I promise a fiber farm wont be far behind!
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  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Grundig

    Grundig New Egg

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    Check out our new chickens and the coop my wife and I built!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Good luck with the flock and 'fiber farm'.
     
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