Hello from North Carolina - With Photos

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tarceth, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. tarceth

    tarceth New Egg

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    And yet ANOTHER biddy from North Carolina. Here's my story <Wayne's World dream sequence - duddledu>:

    I came across my first future chicken while helping film a movie that contained animals by way of a local animal wrangler. After the outdoor scene, we packed up and the wrangler was about to drive away. He left a chicken, who took to hiding under the cabin we were using. I informed him of his missing fowl, to which he replied, "If you can catch it, you can keep it," and drove off. Minutes later (hours), I caught it, and named the RIR "Eva" after the main character in the movie. I have a few acres, fenced in (chain link), so I put her out there, and she did the rest. I bought some food, kept her fed and watered, and well... you do the chicken math.

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    I was directed to BYC by a friend and built a coop based on some designs found here; cost me less than a hundred bucks (Painted by a 7 & 8 year old). Over the next several years I gathered poultry from neighbors and friends looking for a good home for their chickens or roos that were low in the pecking order: Marans, RIRs, White Leghorn, and several mixes. I had my share of learning experiences along the way, and on and off I have had between 3 and 12 chickens at a time. I currently have a beautiful rooster whose breed I don't know, a rhode island red, and a basset hound dog to watch them as they run around.

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    I took the photos today during lunch, and with more chickens comes more photos! This year I hope to convert my coop into a starting brooder, get a good-sized portion of day-olds, and really begin chicken care from the ground up; my goal - Buff Orpingtons!
     
  2. ChickenCrazy8

    ChickenCrazy8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck on your chick project!!!!
     
  3. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. BackerBunch

    BackerBunch Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, tarceth!
     
  5. dirtbath

    dirtbath Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! I'm about 40 minutes north of ya!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome...glad you joined
     

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