Hello to all

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Grandpa&Jack, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Grandpa&Jack

    Grandpa&Jack New Egg

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    I grew up on a farm lo these many years ago.We raised chickens for our own needs and when I became an adult I bought a place in the country and made the order to McMurray's (sp?)for some brown egg layers and was in the chicken business for myself.We now live in town and can't keep chickens, but last year my grandson Jack(7 years) was visiting a distant cousin who had chickens and Jack was in love. The cousin loaned him an incubator and gave him 18 eggs. The boy hatched 16 of them and after a couple neighbor dog incidents, he now has 11 birds. Grandpa is now remembering how to raise chickens and is making regular trips out to the country to help the boy with his.
    The birds that got it from the dogs were flying out of the pen, so Grandpa made a late night trip to do some wing clipping. All is well now. Nice place you have here, hope to join in on the fun. Tim
     
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  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    [​IMG] from Texas to you and Jack!

    Sounds like you might have some pretty good chicken knowledge you could share with us too!
     
  3. seramaland2

    seramaland2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)Hello from ohio!
     
  4. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Northern Kentucky!
    Enjoy the boy , mine just turned 19 and now has a darling blonde girlfriend, not much time for Grandma and her chickens these days .
    Welcome!!
     
  5. bigchickenman

    bigchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from Ohio
     
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    always changing
    [​IMG] the fun, friendly and informative place!!
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  8. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    la porte, In
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  9. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Virginia!
     
  10. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Utah
    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
     

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