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Hello N. Carolina!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by asher, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I know you're out there!!! [​IMG]


    Here's me ~ Cindy in western NC (half way between Asheville and Hickory). My kids raise show stock bantam cochins and silkies, we hope to add standard Orpingtons soon and are also setting up a small flock of laying hens soon so we can enjoy some farm fresh eggs! (As they will not let me eat their bantie eggs because they are "baby eggs" and they insist they be incubated! LOL)

    If you're not on, yet, please feel free to join us on the Yahoo! group NCPoultry, too! It's for residents of NC and immediately surrounding areas. Lots of fun and a great way to make chicken contacts, find new chickens, sell, etc. plus we'll be having "tail gate" gatherings at the local shows this year coordinated on the group. [​IMG]

    ~*~Blessings~*~
    ~C
     
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  2. NcDixieCowgirl78

    NcDixieCowgirl78 New Egg

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    [​IMG] Hi...
    I myself am in North Carolina.
    Me and my little girls raise chickens...usually at my feonse's(don't hold me to that spelling...probably wrong anyway:p)...but recently just started at my own home.
    I am in Eastern North Carolina, close to Wilmington in Pender County.
    But I am So glad to meet you, ecspecially another chicken lover from N.C.
    Hope to hear from you soon on this post.
    Thanks...
    ...NcDixieCowgirl78 [​IMG]
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    It's nice to "meet" you! [​IMG] What kinds of birds do your girls raise?

    My kids are 9, 7, almost 5 and 20 months.

    The 9 year old is planning to raise Orpingtons. (he was raising wc black polish)

    The 7 year old is raising black and blue bantam cochins.

    The almost 5 yr old is raising buff bantam cochins.

    We also have black silkies and buff silkies, although I am unsure how much longer we will have the buffs as I am considering parting with them since they are not that interested with them. They were my babies and I am trying to get more in to just want they want and a few laying hens for myself.
     
  4. cresty

    cresty Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 26, 2007
    My goodness Cindy, if your kids won't let you eat any of the bantam eggs and must incubate them all, you must be overrun with chickens!

    I live between Hickory and Morganton (about an hour away from you). I love Asheville and have considered retiring there in about 10 yrs.

    I'm considering getting silkies. We want eggs and I know I'd be better off with RIRs but the silkies are sooooo gorgeous! This will be the first time since I was a teenager that I've had chickens (let's not ask how long ago. LOL) and am getting quite excited about getting the first ones. We're still working out the details on the coop.

    Wish me luck.
    Cresty
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    LOL Cresty ~ not quite yet. Ours are just becoming fertile. I hope soon we will be overrun with chicks, though! LOL

    Are you in Valdese then? I'm only about 45 minutes from Hickory...maybe I drive too fast. [​IMG] Have you ever ordered chicks from Shook Poultry? They're between Hickory and Statesville, not too far from you and they don't ship so you have to pick them up. Personally I prefer that because then the chicks don't have to take a trip in a tiny box. LOL They'd don't have a ton of selection, but 17 breeds of chicks then they have ducks and I think turkey, too. We've put in an order for 25 buff orp pullets and their prices are great ($36 for 25 orp pullets). I've heard great things about them, too so that helps. LOL

    Yes, silkies are not known for their egg laying abilities. LOL The better quality, the less they seem to lay (at least in my experience so far). Hatchery quality seems to lay better.
     
  6. cresty

    cresty Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 26, 2007
    I actually live in Connelly Springs. It's about 9 miles south of Morganton, but I usually say between Morganton and Hickory because most people have heard of them.

    I'll check out Shook. We have a closer hatchery called Murray (in Claremont) but they only have about four varieties (RIRs, Black Giants, etc). Do you think I could get maybe 2 RIRs and put 3-4 silkies with them without the silkies being picked on?

    Do you know of any local places where I could get silkies?

    Thanks,
    Cresty
     
  7. brickslat

    brickslat New Egg

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    Hey I live in Mt. Pleasant but I got a concord address we got RIRs LF & bantams ,white rock bantams cochins LF, buff brahma bantam, easter egger and free range chickens that we sell egg out of going to start showing this march in salisbury.


    Aaron
     
  8. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Cresty ~ I e-mailed you on group about the silkies. [​IMG]

    Aaron ~ what color LF cochins do you have? [​IMG] Would love to see pics of the buff brahmas, too. If you get a chance at the Salisbury show, look for us in the parking lot. A large group from the NCPoultry group are getting together out there for a chicken tailgate party of sorts. [​IMG]
     
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Quote:Shook Poultry is in Claremont, too, btw. Do you have a URL for Murray or do they only do business in person?

    Here is shooks www.geocities.com/shookpoultry/
     
  10. brickslat

    brickslat New Egg

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    I've got blue,black,splash I got from Jerry Smith and my buff brahmas came from bill bowman and jimmy russ.
     

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