Hello. New to BYC!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thornpaw, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Thornpaw

    Thornpaw In the Brooder

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    We have a small 10 acre family farm in northern Illinois. We raise livestock of all sorts. Some cattle, sheep, hogs, goats. Then the birds. Bourbon Red turkeys. Silver Appleyard ducks. Guinea fowl. About 75 chickens. Half of the chickens are 2-4 years old. Mostly Novogen sex-links from Freedom Hatchery. Great birds for free ranging. A couple of Barred Rocks, Delawares and some crosses with Bielfelder and American Bresse. (Old experiments). The other half are chicks we hatched from the older birds last July. Roosters are Delaware and White Wyandotte.
    Most of these birds are white. We are very happy with these new hens ( the cockerals finished nicely also). We hope to hatch out more this spring.
    We have a large incubator and it us in constant use in the spring. We hatch the turkeys to raise for Thanksgiving and chickens for meat a d replacement layers and ducks for raising and sale.
     
  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

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  3. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Free Ranging

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    Welcome to byc :frow:welcome
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  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Did you candle today?

    Welcome to BYC.
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    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

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  5. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! We are glad you joined the flock! :welcomeBYC is a helpful site providing all of the information you need to know about poultry. There is always space for members on the BYC roost! :highfive: Good luck with all your incubation projects. Raising meat turkeys sounds like a wonderful project too!

    Hope you enjoy it here as much as we all do!
     
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  6. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Free Ranging

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  7. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Welcome to BYC. It sounds like you have a great set up and that you know a lot about animals and poultry, so I think you will be a valuable contributor to this website. I hope you enjoy your time here.
     
  8. Silkies for life

    Silkies for life Chirping

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    Welcome!:welcome
    Glad you joined our flock!!:celebrate
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    What a great assortment of animals and poultry you have. It would be fun to see some pictures if you wouldn't mind sharing :D
     
  10. ChickenCowboy02

    ChickenCowboy02 Predator Slayer

    :frow Howdy, and :welcome
    So glad you decided to join our "egg-ceptional" community! :jumpy
    Hope you enjoy your time here. :D
     

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