Hello! New here!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by D Bar J Acres, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. D Bar J Acres

    D Bar J Acres In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2007
    A few of you fellow HT'ers may recognize me, but this is my first visit to BYC. Great forum so far!

    We live in Wisconsin, and I got my first poultry last year, muscovy ducks (which we now have in pied, black, lavendar, chocolate and ripple). Just love them! This winter I finally got DH to agree to an order of chicks. [​IMG] I'd only ever seen chickens on my step grandparents farm the few years they had them and they were nasty and smelly birds always confined to a coop. I didn't like chickens. DH's parents had chickens a few years when he was younger and he hated theirs as well. But after reading all the chicken posts on HT when looking for duck info, I got hooked!

    I sold a few of the chicks from my March 7 order, but currently have left 5 White Rock roos (gonna try those for butcher - don't have room to raise broilers seperate), 5 Buff Orp pullets, 5 Wyandottes (2 BLRW, 2 GLW, 1 SLW) and 5 Araucana's (EE's I guess). I love to watch them and spend time with them. DH likes them now too, they are such busy bodies! I was only to keep 6 for layers, but DH is gonna let me keep whatever I want from the group that's left. [​IMG]

    We also raise nigerian dwarf and mini mancha dairy goats, mammoth donkeys and white german shepherds.

    Thanks for letting me babble and hope to make some friends here! Jenny
  2. DitzzyChic

    DitzzyChic In the Brooder

    Jan 11, 2007
    Hi & welcome to the group!![​IMG]
  3. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Welcome to the insanity, Jenny! [​IMG] We're glad to have you!!
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Welcome to the group Jenny...sounds like you are well on your way to being a chickenholic! [​IMG] They are sorta like "Lays potatochips" No one can have just one...and once you get started, its hard to stop! [​IMG]
    I too have Muscovy ducks....first time for me. However, of the 6 I started with....only one has decided to stay here and nest. She is on I think 21 eggs! [​IMG] The others come hgme to eat...about every day. My question is....how do I keep the babies home, without cageing them up? I wanted them to free roam...just not so far away!
  5. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Welcome to the forum. I am pretty new here myself, but love it already!
  6. Betsy

    Betsy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northeast Indiana
    Welcome to the group!
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Welcome to BYC. I'm a wanna be homesteader and post on Homesteading Today also.
    I have two pet hens and plant a veggie garden every year.
  8. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Quote:Oooooh! I didn't know about that forum- I'm heading right over!!
  9. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi there, welcome ! [​IMG]
  10. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    glad to have you with us. we're all a little "Flighty" so jump on in with all 4's.

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