Hello from East Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SafeHavenFarmTN, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. SafeHavenFarmTN

    SafeHavenFarmTN Hatching

    Aug 30, 2011
    I am so happy I happened onto this forum. Looks like it is a place to get to know other chicken lovers as well as homesteaders. We are located in the mountains of East Tennessee. We are not real new to chickens we have raised and sold Buff Orpingtons in the past as well as different breeds of 4-H project chickens. We built our own coops as well as wintered chickens here on our farm for the past 9 years. We have learned alot by trial and error and by spending money that could have been used elsewhere. I dont claim to know it all but that is our back ground. I hope to get to know other people on here that maybe we can help to keep them from making some of the costly mistakes we made as well as they may have some answers to questions we have now or in the future as we are intending to branch out into other breeds of chickens for eggs and meat as well as larger chicken production for ourselves and to resell. We are looking at possibly buying Silver Laced Wyandottes, Barred Rocks, Dominique, Black Australorps, New Hampshire Reds, Ameraucana, Cornish Cross in case anyone has had experience with these breeds and would like to give some advice at this point. Especially on the Cornish Cross for meat production. Thank you and look forward to being here.
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] I'm glad you found us! [​IMG]
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. hcppam

    hcppam Songster

    [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. chickens are great 12

    chickens are great 12 Chirping

    Aug 5, 2011
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chirping

    Jun 11, 2011
    No meat experience... just my egg-producing girls!
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from soggy Alabama. Glad you joined us. We have a Dominique roo & he's one of our sweetest & friendliest chickens, so I very much recommend that breed. No experience with the others you mentioned, yet. Lots of good luck [​IMG]
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  10. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    i used to live in chatanooga tennesee but welcome to back yard chickens [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011

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