Hello from Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ccrawf, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. ccrawf

    ccrawf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2009
    Springfield, Missouri
    Just want to say hello. I Live near Springfield, Missouri on ten acres. This year we had 19 turkeys and 50 chickens, plus 2 Emden geese. This is our second year here, and so far we have done pretty good. I have a lot of thoughts and have accomplished a lot it seems. I also have a few questions that I am hoping to get answers for or at least inputs from some one who has similar experience.
    Specifically, I am thinking about keeping turkeys this winter to breed in the spring, and there is surprisingly little information on the subject. Plan to keep a pair of bourbon reds, and also a Spanish black tom and a blue slate hen.

    To a long future together.

    Clay and Connie.
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Quote:You guys sound just like the type we adore! Welcome to BYC, from Cape Cod.
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    [​IMG] from Northern Missouri!
  5. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from UT!
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI
  7. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida.
  8. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    [​IMG] from our small full time farm in Georgia where we raise and sell chickens, guineas, ducks, geese and turkeys, bunnies/rabbits, milk goats, and also raise pigs and beef and fresh chemical free vegetables and cooking herbs.... We love our work...We say it's the most fun we ever had for the least amount of pay!

    Re your turkeys wintering over, we built huge separate boy and girl runs where they have LGD protection. You will need to feed and water them but our areas are grassed with a lot of foraging space as well.

    This allows them to rest over the winter and for the boys not to fight.

    We have several kinds of turkeys...
    Royal Palm
    Bourbon Red
    Jersey Buff (rare)
    Pencil Red

    If you need more info, feel free to pm me on wintering over.

    Have a blessed and happy time here on BYC...It's full of info and kind and friendly folks! And please let me know if we can ever help you navigate or in any other way!
  9. bigchickenman

    bigchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    Welcome to BYC from Ohio
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Clay, Hi Connie! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you both here with us!

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