Hello from Western Mass

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sweeper, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. sweeper

    sweeper New Egg

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    I have an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon of an established organic egg farmer's production. She has orders for more egg then she currently can produce. We've talked about starting a Community Egg Hub to supply her orders. I'm planning on working my way up to a flock of 36 organic free range chickens, breed(s) as yet to be determined. My wife and I had planned to have chickens in the future but this opportunity has pushed the time table forward.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you want your efforts to be financially profitable, you'll need to raise (even free ranging) the kind of high yield, egg laying machines that commercial laying farms use. That means White Leghorns for white eggs and Black or Red Sex Links for brown eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Community Egg Hub.
     
  4. sweeper

    sweeper New Egg

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    It is a great site, I've looked thru the first 50 pages of Coop pics, 10 pages of Coop Tips and added Buckeyes to my list of possible birds, not a bad first night.
     
  5. Ashley Stroud

    Ashley Stroud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the flock! So much great info and wonderful chicken folks here! Best of luck with the Egg Hub and keep us posted! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Hope your business venture is very successful [​IMG]
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for you! Strange, I was in the same position a few years ago, except I was the person talking others into getting chickens to help me supply the local demand for free range eggs... We ended up with a group of egg sellers and we never quite met the demand. I see you've got Buckeyes on your list for layers. Though I do not have any myself, I do have friends that keep and breed them and found them to be simply wonderful. I would definitely recommend them! They are good egg layers, friendly, hardy, thrives in a free range environment... and when they are "spent" apparently they make good eating too [​IMG] We have a thread with some good info and reviews on the breed here that you may enjoy: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/803253/the-buckeye-thread/2940_30#post_14219539

    Enjoy the site and please keep us posted on your venture!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with your project!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your project!
     

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