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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by OR4-hmom, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Songster

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    After 40 years of saying I would NEVER have chickens I now find myself with 73 of them. I was talked into them by my amazing husband. He wanted 18 or so for fresh eggs for us and the extra ones to go with us to our local growers market. I got to pick which breed and I went with Barred Rocks. I remember losing quite a few when I was 5/6 years old and catching them so we could paint there bottoms with white shoe polish to cover up the bare and bloody spots, that's why I hated them for so long. We ordered 25 pullets thinking we would have 18 of so when we finished, they all made it.
    Since that went so well my daughter signed up for 4-H poultry and wanted a few more breeds. As of this post we have; Barred and Partridge Rocks, Black Sex-links, Speckled Sussex's, Light Brahmas, Americana, Golden Laced Polish, Quail Old English Games, Fawn Silver Duckwing, Dutch Bantam, Quail D'andvers, Buff & Dark Brahma bantams, Silver laced Wyandotte bantams.
    I volunteer with 3 different 4-H clubs plus having a booth most saturdays that our local growers market is open.
     

  2. GoldenSparrow

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    Welcome! to BYC
    so happy to here, you got chickens!!



    for the love of a chicken right!
     
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG]
     
  4. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined
     
  5. ChickenLeg

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    WOW you truly are a chicken lady, even though you didnt plan to be ha! Hope you enjoy the site!
     
  6. ducclelover

    ducclelover In the Brooder

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    Love your story! Welcome and thanks for what you do for the 4H kids!
    We have chickens and 4H kids too.. very rewarding (most of the time- lol)
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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

  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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