Hello from SW Florida…

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Clucknut, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Clucknut

    Clucknut Chirping

    Mar 6, 2011
    Hi, everyone. I’ve had several small flocks (8-12 birds) over the last 25 years.
    I guess I’ve been what you might call, an on-again / off-again chicken farmer.
    I’ve mail ordered chicks and got them from the feed store.
    Then there was the time I bought 7 Wyandotte chicks from a little girl selling them on the side of the road… What are the chances of 7 “straight-run” chicks being all cockerels? [​IMG]
    About six months ago, after keeping us in eggs for several years, my Araucanas, retired to free-range in the dooryard of a friends acreage.
    It’s too quiet around here. I always miss them when I don’t have them. Having a food source in the back yard doesn't seem like a bad idea these days, either.
    So… I’m ready to do it again. Order some chicks… Clean out the coop… Maybe get serious about it this time, and try some hatching to keep my flock going.
    First thing is to pick a breed. I think I'll go with bantams this time, so I can keep more birds in the space I have.
    I’ll be reading, and I'm sure I’ll have lots of questions.
    Thanks ahead of time! [​IMG]
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

  3. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG] from SW Indiana [​IMG]
  4. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  6. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] from ny
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  8. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Songster

    Jan 1, 2011
    [​IMG] from Ohio [​IMG]
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Those are the odds I would get. [​IMG] That's why I no longer order straight runs.
  10. Clucknut

    Clucknut Chirping

    Mar 6, 2011
    Those are the odds I would get. That's why I no longer order straight runs.

    LOL! I don't think it was by chance. I think I was had... By a couple of kids, no less! [​IMG]
    I placed an order today, for 30 straight run OEGBs. That should give me a small flock of hens, and a rooster or two.
    The rest can go in the freezer.​

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