Hello from the heart of Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dragynn, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Dragynn

    Dragynn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, i'm Dragynn, my lady and I live out on a small place in the country that the critters think is heaven, and we are inclined to agree! We are new to rasing chickens though I had a considerable amount of experience when I was much younger from working on my grandfathers farm.

    We started in the spring this year with 3 little baby barred-rocks we got at the local feed store. We've had our ups and downs, and sadly lost one of the girls early on to a maurading raccoon. But overall the experience has been wonderful, and the girls have been a joy to have around, one of them actually laid her first egg while sitting in my lap on the porch. The two barred rocks are about 7 months old now, and lay every day. They free-range happily on the property and were an astounding amount of help with the bugs in the garden this year...they helped themselves to a few cherry tomatoes in the process, I figure that was more than fair for the service provided [​IMG] . They are named Jezebel and Ruby-Louise (Mama names all the critters) [​IMG]

    We have recently added a couple of babies from our neighbor who has a larger flock, a barred-rock/polish mix, and a little buff cochin, and they are just almost stupidly cute!

    Thanks for a great website, we have lurked a bit and consulted it several times as we learned more about raising our little buddies!

    Dragynn
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  4. Kanga77510

    Kanga77510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I'm in Texas too, a little south of Houston.
     
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    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Kacey's Krazee's

    Kacey's Krazee's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy There !!

    Welcome to BYC !! We too are in Texas, between Dallas and Houston. I do a bunch of lurking and not much talking, but man o man, am I ever getting educated !!

    Enjoy !

    Kacey


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  7. jerrys59

    jerrys59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Alabama.
     

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