Hello from Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alimcmurry9, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. alimcmurry9

    alimcmurry9 New Egg

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    Just a wanted to take a moment to say hello! I've spent a decent amount of time reading through here, on the various threads, long before I got any chickens. By chance, a buddy of mine mentioned his chickens and that his sister was moving to TX, minus her two RIR's. In short, I became an instant owner of two hens a laying!

    In early February I added one each, Barred Rock and Buff Orpington chicks, to try them and keep egg production going (I have 7 kids!) when the two original ones age. The RIR's give me an egg each a day, the look good to me with an occasional rough gritty texture, but they are almost always good hard shells with a dark yellow yolk. Kids love 'em!

    I just started my first batch of fermented feed and am excited to see how it turns out. I also started buying crickets from a local reptile store to increase their protein intake. The crickets never got very far. I'm also working on building my own hen house and have a large wooden box used for shipping motor parts. We'll see how that goes...

    So Hello to everyone and am looking forward to learning a lot more.

    Mark & Alison
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2014
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your chicken projects! It's fun to watch the chickens chase the crickets for sure!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sounds like you are really enjoying your new chicken hobby!!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. Nevaschickens

    Nevaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to have you here! :thumbsup
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Mark and Allison, welcome to BYC.
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    they love meal worms too and those stay put, if you intend to farm some indoors (like garage)
     
  8. Ameraucanasouth

    Ameraucanasouth Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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