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Hello from north eastern Nebraska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmer jon1, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. farmer jon1

    farmer jon1 Just Hatched

    Jul 24, 2016
    Hi all. I've wanted chickens for a while but the place I live on is provided by my employer. I live on the farm I work at. He kept saying no he didnt want them running around here. His mother had hundreds of chickens at one time and he was tired of them. Well as soon as we heard that some companies were sending chickens to China for processing I looked at him and said I am going to buy some chickens. He said ok go for it.

    I only have a dozen chickens and 5 ducks. Everything is working out so far. We are headed into out first winter with chickens. We had chickens, ducks and geese as kids so I'm not totally green but that was near 30 years ago.
    We found out that our son is allergic to chicken eggs but can have duck. So Thats why we got ducks.
    I want to get a couple geese in the spring and a couple dozen broilers. I'm in the process of adding a second chicken coop. So I will have one for layers and one for broilers and ducks and geese. The ducks and geese will have to move to the barn temporally while I have broilers. But that's only a few weeks.
    I prefer to grind my own feed. Exept starter. I buy that. We raise corn so I get that free. Why buy feed with corn in it when I have that already. I have acess to a grinder mixer. Just as well use it.
    I am open minded and eager to learn new things this seems like the place to do that.
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Nice that you were able to get some birds, sounds like there will be quite a few more in the future.

    Enjoy yourself and thanks for joining us!
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Jon, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our community! Glad your boss came around and okay'd the poultry. Farm wouldn't be complete without them! Best of luck and enjoy your chickens and ducks! :)
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! I'm happy that you were able to get some birds! Have a great time on here! [​IMG]
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello, and welcome to Backyard chickens! So glad you joined us, and I hope you make yourself at home here!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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