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Hello from Western MA.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Faverolle, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Faverolle

    Faverolle Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Hello all,

    I have visited the website quite a few times before but for whatever reason never registered on the forum but felt like it was about time I did.

    I live in Western Massachusetts and have about 55 or so chickens, 12 ducks and also have some gunieas coming later this year. These are spread out over 3 different coops. My primary goals are breeding some of the more uncommon varities while at the same time getting fresh eggs, bug control, and fertilizer.

    I have quite a few different varieties of chickens including Salmon Faverolles, Speckled Sussex, Blue Cochin, Russian Orloff, Deleware, Mille Fleur, RI Red, NH Red, Black Australorp, Americana, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and also Dark Brahma bantams.

    Also have some new arrivals coming in a few weeks including Barnevelders, Welsummer, Barred Holland, Red Caps, and Golden Campines.

    Looking forward to chatting on the forum and sharing my experience while also learning different aspects of raising/keeping poultry that I may not be familiar with.


  2. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    Hello and welcome, I'm about 50 miles north of where VT, NY and MA meet. I have penedesencas and would be willing to make swaps with you come summer!
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    [​IMG] from S.E.New Hampshire I have silkies
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
  5. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    We also have some Welsummers coming in a few weeks. Well more like 6 weeks [​IMG]
  6. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hey Matt!


    Sounds like you have a great selection of chickens!!! [​IMG]
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Cool, two peeps registering just a day apart and both from Western MA... that's cool!

    I lived in Northampton for about 4 months and loved it out there. I even ventured out to Pittsfield.

    Welcome to BYC, I know you'll enjoy it here!

  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Welcome from CT! I love Western MA. SO pretty [​IMG]
    Your flock sounds beautiful. I love my mixed flock. I've got some Welsummers and Barnevelders in there. I ordered two Russian Orloffs as well but they died right after they arrived. If you can, please share pictures of your flock! We love pictures on BYC!! [​IMG]
  10. vnsseed

    vnsseed Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    New Hampshire

    Welcome from another newbie

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