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Hello from TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by solanaskyes, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. solanaskyes

    solanaskyes Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been lurking on these forums for almost a year, finally decided to register!

    I currently live in North TX and have approximately 30 guinea fowl (French, white, lavender, royal purple, violet, slate, coral blue, and buff dondette), 10 Easter eggers, and 3 generic red Tractor Supply hens lol. I started with the guineas to control bugs and weeds, then added the chickens a few months later. The TS hens and guineas are laying, I expect the EEs to start any time now. The birds free range on 5.5 acres and have a house to roost in, though it's hard to get the guineas to use it. I'm hoping to put up a barn in our back pasture this Fall and train the guineas to go in before winter (they already come when called for a white millet treat). We have 2 Anatolian Shepherds that are excellent flock guardians.

    Besides the chickens, we also raise and show Champion Skye Terriers and campaign one of the top Skyes in the USA (shameless plug: GCH CH Solana Big Lebowski ). We've also been showing the aforementioned Anatolians for the last 2 years. The dogs and shows keep me pretty busy year-round, and I've toyed with the idea of picking a breed of chicken to raise and possibly show as well, but that would be down the road after I gain more experience with them.
     
  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome to BYC! EE eggs are awesome! I got my very first one today.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
     
  6. Symphony

    Symphony Vanilla, Little Airt Airt

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Sounds like you have some beautiful colors in guineas, especially the royal purple [​IMG]
    Lots of good luck with all of your animals [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  9. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga.

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    WELCOME ABOARD. [​IMG]
     
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas-sized [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Come introduce yourself on the BYC Texas Thread (see my siggy)

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