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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angellynne, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. angellynne

    angellynne Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm from Delaware, from Kent but living in Sussex.

    This is my first time raising chickens, or birds of any kind, or any animals of my own (except a few dogs and a guinea pig that weren't entirely mine). I took animal classes (in the agriculture high school pathway and for pre-vet) so I consider this my hands-on experiment. We're also going to be gardening like crazy. Have our own little self-sufficiency thing going on this year.

    We're starting our own organic chicken flock. Or, mostly organic, I think the starter feed isn't quite organic. Anyway. We're starting a flock that isn't pumped full of hormones and steroids. One that will give us eggs that are better for you and fresher than the grocery store ones.

    I worked at a chicken plant for around 7 months, and got to see firsthand what commercial birds go through. It's kinda sad.

    I currently have 4 Cornish/Rock chicks, 4 Australorps, and 6 red sex links. From what I hear, the Australorps and red sex links are excellent layers. I just hope they really are. The Cornish/Rocks are not staying with us too long, since they're a meat chicken. I might be getting more, I'm trying to resist the temptation. Truly, I am.

    For the bad part, we can't keep them in town, but for the good part, 2 blocks over there is an old commercial chicken house we can let them run in. I have 14 right now, my m-i-l has 24 (12/12 Cornish/Rocks and Australorps), and her father has 32 (all red sex links). He used to raise tons of chickens back in the day :p hence the houses.
     
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    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

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