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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Canuck88, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Canuck88

    Canuck88 Chirping

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    Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself :) We moved from town to our farm last winter and I am having so much fun with all of my new found chicken freedom!

    I have a lot of chickens.. lots of different breeds. My goal is to have around 30 hens for eggs to sell and give to family and friends, as well as several breeding pens. I had a plan for my breeding pens that has changed so many times because a) I find it hard to commit to just one or two breeds and b) I keep falling in love with some of the roosters I raise as chicks. I have done well and "rehomed" many of them but so far have kept three boys that weren't part of my original plan!

    Our goal is to eventually raise the extra boys for meat but I am not quite there yet. I am still setting up my garden and raised beds but would like to set them up so that in the fall I can let the chickens dig them up and have some fun in there as well.

    We have 13 acres in BC and have Nigerian Dwarf goats, horses, an adorable JerseyxHereford calf (she will be our milk cow in a few years) and I am working on convincing my husband that we need to add some ducks to the group! I am also a mom of 2 young boys and work full time during the week.


    Nice to meet you all!
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I will have a hard time letting go of my cockerels too.
    I don't know how to get to the point of processing them.
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Enlightened

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  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. I recently passed a truckload of Cornish X on their way to be processed. Eating home raised cockerels that have been raised/treated with respect is becoming far more intriguing.
     
  6. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    Best wishes with all of your plans!

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with the chicken's and the farm!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the pulse beat of the chicken community, Backyard Chickens .
     
  9. Canuck88

    Canuck88 Chirping

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    You are all so welcoming! Thank you :)
     
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     

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