Hello from Miyazaki, Japan.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Miyazaki, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Miyazaki

    Miyazaki New Egg

    Dec 21, 2010
    Originally from Central California's San Joaquin Valley.

    Just last year, we got our first set of chicks. After setting up an outdoor shelter in the middle of a typhoon, my wife swore at me while swearing that we would never raise chickens again. Five of the seven turned out to be cockerels (two died and three were 'processed') and after an attack by a 'tanuki' (raccoon-dog), we were left with one layer, a Nagoya Kochin.
    Yet, after our layer started giving us eggs, my wife started warming up to the idea of fresh eggs.

    Now, we have four (5) 'jiddoko' or 'jidori' (local breed good for both meat and eggs), six (6) Silkie crosses, and three (3) Plymouth Rocks. In addition, our Silkies just hatched seven chicks, six (6) Silkies and two (2) 'jidokko.' We are quickly running out of space and the wife has a very long wish list.

    Yesterday, our family enjoyed a holiday meal featuring our first home-processed cockerel. Could definitely get used to this.

    Aside from a few blogs, we haven't been able to find anything like this on websites over here.

    So glad to have found BackYardChickens.com.

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA

    I would LOVE to see pictures of your birds!
  4. Gold Griffin Chicken Mom

    Gold Griffin Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Suffolk, Virginia
    Welcome to BYC! I'm a lifetime chicken owner but only found BYC back in April 2010. You are going to enjoy all the expert help and polite opinions!

    My mother-in-law is Japanese. She held one of my yellow "mutt" chicks and told us that her mother's chicks had been yellow and grew into a white chicken. This would have been just prior to the war. Akiyo was born in 1937. Akiyo tells us she didn't help with the chickens. Her mother cared for the garden and the chickens by herself. (Greatgrandmother had five children. As a mother of three, I think I know why she didn't want the children out there!)

    Would you have any idea what variety that might have been? If region/area helps any, Akiyo grew up in Nagasaki.

    I'm not the least bit interested in importing chickens from Japan, BUT if we find that this chicken variety is something available to us here, I might like to raise a few. It would be interesting for my children to have birds just like those from Grandma Akiyo's childhood!

    Welcome again! Merry Christmas and early Happy New Year!!
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  7. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome from North Carolina
  8. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    [​IMG] from south Texas. And yes, pics please.....
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
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    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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