Hello from Greenfield Center New York!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jim G-C, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Jim G-C

    Jim G-C Out Of The Brooder

    My wife and I moved out into the country for the first time last spring. We are big city kids that grew to appreciate urban gardening and when we were looking for a ouse in our new town last year we fell in love with an 1850 farmhouse on 3.5 acres with a big barn and chicken coop. The yard had been used as a motorcycle race track for the previous owners kids so my first job last year was to clean up the yard and add compost to have our first garden. This year I am going all out with 3 seasons of all the produce we like and I hope to add a greenhouse next year to lengthen the seasons.

    Our town has very sandy soil and my dream farm will make its own top soil with the help of goats, pigs, and chickens! My wife has not been quite so excited about animals (she knows she will be sad if there is a predator) but last week she gave in and we have 4 red star hens from one of our farmer friends! Maybe next year on the goats....

    We've had them for 4 days and their eggs are delicious! They are looking forward to free ranging this weekend for the first time - I can tell because they have started running for the door when I feed them! They seem happy - they were relatively wild at our friends farm and they are already letting me pet them although two of them whimper to go out.

    This is a great site and thank you!

    Jim Gupta-Carlson
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Hello and :welcome

    Sounds like you have big plans for your property. Good luck! I hope you can reach your goal! :D
    We have red stars too, and I think the whimpering is a part of their personality. We've got one loudmouth you can hear from the other end of the garden. :p

    I hope you continue to enjoy the site. See you round. :frow
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  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    Hello and welcome! Have fun with your chickens!!
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  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Previously Barred Babies Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Welcome! [​IMG]
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  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

    Used to live in Ballston Spa. Please check out the NY CHICKEN LOVERS thread in the WHERE AM I? WHERE ARE YOU? section.
  6. Jim G-C

    Jim G-C Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you!

    And I'll chick it out!
  7. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    Hi && Welcome!!
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
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  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

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