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Hello from Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by riverrat86, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. riverrat86

    riverrat86 New Egg

    Dec 9, 2015
    Ammon, ID
    I've read posts on this site for years, and I've decided to join in the fun .

    I've got chickens, rabbits, and pigs right now . I've tried ducks and quail, and will be doing ducks again this spring.

    I am CHEAP! Because although I farm for fun , it has to at least break even for me financially to justify my time . However, I am learning that there are some things worth paying money for, like good stock, automatic waterers, feeders, and food.

    I also hunt and fish when I can, and would be happy to offer whatever advice I can to those interested in how we do things in these parts.
  2. chickencoop789

    chickencoop789 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2012
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] we're glad to have you on here
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. What kind of chickens do you have? I've become quite utilitarian in my old age. It's why my favorite chickens are Black Sex Links as they are readily available, inexpensive to purchase, very friendly and hardy, egg laying machines that consistently churn out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year with double yolks not being uncommon. In other words, they're a good bang for your buck. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you decided to join us.

    There are some threads on hunting and fishing but those don't seem to be very active, but you could consider starting a new thread to connect with others who have the same interests under the Hobbies forum? But personally I only enjoyed fishing when you could catch one as soon as the lure hit the water. [​IMG]
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  6. Pjthecomic

    Pjthecomic New Egg

    Nov 7, 2015
    Magic Valley ID
    I'm a new guy as well but welcome.
  7. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2013
    South Australia
    Hello and Welcome to BACK YARD CHICKENS!! [​IMG]
  8. riverrat86

    riverrat86 New Egg

    Dec 9, 2015
    Ammon, ID
    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    I've got a mixed flock with 6 barred rocks, 2 leghorns, 3 golden stars, 4 auracanas, and 1 RIR. I love the personalities of my BR's the most, but I've been really impressed with the big brown eggs that my golden stars lay most every day. I think I will order ISA browns and pekin ducks from Towline Hatchery this Spring. As much as I love having a diverse flock, I really prefer to have good egg production. It is hard to keep up with my weekly egg customers in winter, so I'm going to start keeping mostly ISA browns, stars, and Leghorns. So I agree with you whole heartedly Michael.

    Sunflower, My five year old daughter is the same way. But at least she fishes, because my boys are always more interest in throwing rocks,

    NorthFL thanks for the tip.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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