Hello from Virginia Beach , VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stars Hollow, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Stars Hollow

    Stars Hollow New Egg

    Mar 14, 2015
    Virginia Beach
    Hello everyone. My better half and I started down the poultry raising adventure about this time last year. We did a ton of research and jumped in with both feet, starting off with (3) Golden Comet and (3) White Leghorn pullets from the local TSC. After several weeks indoors a chicken 'mansion' was built and they moved outside. Shortly afterwards our flock was enlarged by the addition of (4) Pekin ducks, (2) hens and (2) drakes. We live on 15 acres with a pond in the country outside of town and it's been a wonderful experience. There is quite a bit to learn and while there is 'basic' info, there is so much more you learn 'on the job' that is specific to your situation. We raise our birds for eggs and enjoy their company. Since our start we've added several hens, a rooster or two, and learned the heartbreak that comes with dealing with predation. This year, we've made adjustments to the coop/stronghold and are working on a balance of free-range and enclosed run living (the enclosed run is 24' x 24). In the process of waiting for some warmer weather and our new birds will slowly be integrated outside with our two remaining hens.

    Headcount as of now:

    (1) Golden Comet hen
    (1) Buff Orpington hen

    (3) Straight run Americaunas
    (1) Random Bantam?

    (4) Indian Runner, (2) each, starting feathers
    (2) Pekin ducklings, few weeks old, straight run
    (2) Khaki Campbell ducklings, few weeks old, straight run
    (6) Americauna pullets, few weeks old
    (6) Golden Sex Link pullets, few weeks old

    In addition, 2 wonderful cats, Aramis and Calypso, and Apollo, an English bulldog.

    Thanks for having us join your family. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2014
    Hi Stars Hollow welcome to BYC! Sounds like you have a lot of animals on your hands. Do you have any specific questions that you want answered? and by the way you have my two most favorite breeds of ducks. Do you know what Runner color you got? Anyways enjoy your stay.
  3. Stars Hollow

    Stars Hollow New Egg

    Mar 14, 2015
    Virginia Beach
    Thanks for the warm welcome! There's always some question brewing, but the forums are a wealth of info. Her and I have been all over them for the past year. We just thought about registering. Lol.

    As for the colors. Not sure yet. I do know there are two created in the mix. We bought them from a shop in NC.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Hey there! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] Sounds like you have a nice little flock!
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello from a fellow Virginian[​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock".
  9. Stars Hollow

    Stars Hollow New Egg

    Mar 14, 2015
    Virginia Beach
    Thank you everyone for the 'welcome'! We both appreciate it and look forward to contributing to the community as we learn our way.
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!

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