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Hello from Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wyomingmaryland, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. wyomingmaryland

    wyomingmaryland Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 8, 2015

    I've been reading BYC for about a year now. Thanks for everything! When my egyptian fayoumis were dying one by one and I had no idea what was going, I found information here that helped me feel at ease. I started with chickens about 9 months ago. I bought 9 chickens from a poultry swap. 2 trios of Marsh Daisies, and 1 trio of Egyptian Fayoumis. I was later gifted a Black Jersey Giant rooster, 1 Mille de Fleurs rooster, and 1 female Mallard Duck (I think). About a month ago I was gifted 4 RIR/white rocks hens from a production farmer.

    Im living on a historic farm in Clinton, Maryland, 30 min from DC. Chickens are first farming endeavor but apart of plan of land use, regeneration of soil, eventual cultivation to fund preservation of historic house on property, called Wyoming (National Register Historic Places).

    Chickens live in a fixed up old coop, free range all day. Awaiting adoption of Great Pyrenees for protection. Predators are weasels, foxes, racoons, and apparently coyotes!

    Thanks BYC!
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Hey there, Welcome to the coop!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may want to check out the predator threads as well as coops - so you can safeguard your flock before the LGD arrives. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :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.
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


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