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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by crchickens, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. crchickens

    crchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning everyone!! I currently reside in PA, but hubby is going for a second interview for a job on Monday, and if he gets it:), we will be buying a farm in Missouri. I can't wait. We currently have 4 dogs, and quite a few reptiles, but when we move, we will be adding chickens, goats, and a pot bellied pig to our menagerie. We also have three kids, ages 20, 18, and 13. I know nothing about chickens or goats, but I am starting to learn. My brother and a good friend both have chickens and goats, and I am going to go for an educational visit with them each. I am going to have a ton of question for you!! My primary goal is to have friendly animals. I am currently researching the different breeds and temperaments.
     
  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also researched friendly breeds. I have some red stars, (because I couldn't wait for my order to come in and had to go to TS), Barred Rocks, (my roo is a BR), Buff Orphingtons, Easter Eggers and Welsummers.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. You cant go wrong with Barred Rocks. You'll have some tough choices, but everyone here has their friendly favorites lol.
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  5. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join.
     
  6. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    [​IMG] and enjoy your membership.

    I have been raising birds for some twenty years and just joined in May when I ran into BYC by accident [​IMG] .

    There is NOT a day that goes buy that I do not learn something from the folks here. As my Grandfather said back in the 50's "When a day goes by and you don't learn something you are dead".

    There is ALWAYS something...new coop ideas. new run ideas, a different way to incubate, different kinds of littler and food, and the best part is that there are more varied opinions that you can shake a stick at.

    Again WELCOME, and the BEST OF LUCK with your birds.
     
  7. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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    Welcome from Louisiana [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  9. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the family here. Hello from Ely Mn.
     
  10. McKenley5

    McKenley5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on the farm! I have lived in subdivisions my entire life, and have never wanted to change that....Now that we have palnted a small garden and gotten some chickens, I am beginning to see the benefits of a more rural life.
     

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