Hello, I'm Luke from Elm Mott, Texas.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by backyardklukker, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. backyardklukker

    backyardklukker Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello people. I've searched for many things on my backyard flock. And every answer online always leads me back to here. This site a super textbook of information on care and management for my chickens. So, I thought I would decide to join. I own 10 breeds of chickens:

    Rhode Island Reds
    Rhode Island Whites
    Silver Laced Wyandottes
    Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
    Spitzhaubens
    Plymouth Barred Rocks
    Delawares
    Salmon Faverolles
    Buff Orpingtons
    Malaysian Seramas
     
  2. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Great to have you here, that sounds like a big flock!

    Enjoy the site. :D
     
  4. backyardklukker

    backyardklukker Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Ray.
     
  5. backyardklukker

    backyardklukker Out Of The Brooder

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    Fierlin1182,

    Not too bad really. I have 70 birds up and going and 150 still in the incubator.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

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    That's pretty good. :p It's more than I have! (I have 4 chickens. Haha.)
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Nice assortment of breeds you have.
     
  8. backyardklukker

    backyardklukker Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to everyone who has welcomed me. These are all the pets I own:

    2 cats
    2 pitbulls
    28 fish in a 55 gallon aquarium
    2 crabs in their also
    25 Homing pigeons (working on my race team now) Should have 75 by next winter
    70 chickens (+150 in the incubator)
    2 guineas
    I had 2 ducks, but I just sold them. They were creating huge messes in my chicken coop. They lived with the chickens and 2 guineas and they really thought they were chickens, as the guineas also do.....ha ha....All my chickens are automatically watered through 50 gallon containers with heated pvc pipe and watering nipples. The ducks would hold the nipples down all night long, until they created their own little pond in my chicken coop. There was nothing I could do to stop them. They loved it too much. So, they had to go. The more I focus on automated watering and feeding cleanly, the more I can pay attention to their health and care. The ducks were really keeping me busy and keeping the chickens wet, damp, and sick. So, I sold them to a couple who had 10 acres and a stock pond for them to swim on. I manage all my chickens on my 1 acre property as efficiently as I can. I have to design things to work well for all the birds I have in a small space. I do live outside the city limits. But I don't own but 1 acre, and I have neighbors on both sides, just like the city......
     
  9. Shalom Farm

    Shalom Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Wonderufl arrangement of breed you got there :)
     

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