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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jwg423, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did your first get chickens?

    My family is new to chickens. We got our first batch by mail from a hatchery about 8 weeks ago. I honestly did not think that I would like these as much as I do, but they are great I love it!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    We have about 110 Chickens right now, Yep, the motto around here seems to be "go big or go home...." we definitely have the room, and a spare barn to spare just for chickens, but they only sleep in there we lock them in for their own protection at night and we let them free range during the daylight hours.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    We have white leg horns, easter eggers, buff orpingtons, and what the breeder labeled free range broilers.
    We were told our easter eggers were Ameracanas but after some poking around in the forums I am leaning more toward easter eggers, but this is fine we were mostly interested in the egg color anyway.


    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Before we decided on raising chickens we did some researching online and discovered that back yard chickens was very helpful in answering any questions that we had.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    No time for hobbies, I have 3 boys, 7 pigs and 110 chickens, but if I find spare time I like to read and take pictures.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Sunny San Dieago Ca
     
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri!
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from FL

    Wow! 110 and just starting out? [​IMG] I guess you do like to go big! [​IMG]
     
  7. UrbanBlueShamrock

    UrbanBlueShamrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Holy cow! err chicken thats a lot of chickens! welcome to the forum Im new as well. Hope you find all the information you need. What type of pigs do you have? Have you checked out backyardherd.com at all? I just stumbled onto it today and was curious if it was as informative as this is. Welcome to the Club!
     
  8. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  9. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone, I am also from Minnesota.
    My pigs are some sort of mix of hampshire I believe, not positive on that.
    I havent looked at that site, thank you for the info I will check it out sometime [​IMG]
     
  10. jwg423

    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes and welcome to you as well UrbanBlueShamrock.
     

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