Hello from New York

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fool2Think, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Fool2Think

    Fool2Think Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2011
    Hello everybody,
    My name is Tom. My friend Brandon and I have a small flock. We got our original 5 chicks and 1 duck 2 years ago. We currently have a flock consisting of some mixed breeds(Seabright cock x with Ameracuana,Barred Rock, White Leghorn, and Rhode Island reds.) They were our first hatching project from our own hens. We also have 2 Buff Laced polish hens, a pair of Salmon Faverolles, 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes, A pair of the cutest little game birds, one Buff American goose, and an assortment of pigeons and 1 cat. We also just purchased a yearling pair of White Silkies. The hen is ill and we are trying to figure out the best way to treat her, I posted in the health section about it.

    We live in Upstate NY and have a few acres that we let the chickens free range on. It's funny how someone who I thought would have zero interest in having chickens(Brandon) has become the one who has to have more! LOL In fact, we currently have 40 eggs in the incubator. We are hatching pure breeds with a couple of mixed breed also. The pure breeds are Blue Orpingtons, Americuana, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, Buff Leghorns, and some others, I forget right now. After this we may hatch some button quail eggs, unsure if we want them though.

    Anyhow~ I look forward to getting to know you all through this forum and surely will appreciate any advice/insight that will be given.

    Tom O.
  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Welcome to the addiction. [​IMG] That incubator was a bad idea, now you'll never be able to stop!!

    Enjoy the forum! [​IMG]
  3. K9Carrie

    K9Carrie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Lodi, California
    [​IMG] from California! Glad you joined the rest of us crazies!!!! [​IMG]
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:Welcome Tom O!! what part of upstate do you live?? Im in UPSTATE bigtime! LOL [​IMG]
  5. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a cold and snowy Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  7. Fool2Think

    Fool2Think Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 29, 2011
    I guess I should have said Central NY, I live in the Elmira/Corning area. We are located South of Ithaca. Thanks for the Welcome!

    The incubator was a bad idea, now we have 2 of them, and we are thinking about one of those commercial sized incubators now! OMG

    I raise poison dart frogs and so I know just how addicting this hobby can get, the good thing about chickens is that they are cheaper than frogs! LOL
  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]

    I graduated from high school at Hancock, NY many years ago now - travel through your area a lot.
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]

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