Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tony101775, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Tony101775

    Tony101775 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2011
    Hi all,

    I have just registered and am saying hello.

    I am from the Midlands in the UK.
    I kept a few chickens last year, just 6 hybrids for the eggs and was hooked by the taste compared to shop bought eggs.
    Unfortunately I was little preoccupied one evening and never locked the coop. My fault.
    Next morning 5 headless chickens and one gone.
    To add salt to the wound, the cheeky bloody fox bought back the remains of his kill the next day and had not hardly eaten any.
    That put me off and I left keeping chickens alone for a while.

    I have since changed my mind. The eggs are just TOOOOOO good.
    So I am back and decided to join a forum of like minded people.

    I dont have much yet. Just 2 Copper Mirans, A couple of unknowns, 2 ducks and a goose.(Goose not for long, too aggressive and trying to kill the others at times?)
    I have 12 blue skyline eggs in the incubator since Friday and am awaiting 6 duck eggs next week. Just trying to build back up.

    Only ever kept for eegs before and now considering meat. Hope i keep my nerve?

    So there you go.
    Hello everyone.

  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from TX,USA
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  4. vintageyellowrose

    vintageyellowrose New Egg

    Sep 25, 2011
    Hello Tony from the UK [​IMG]

    I too am new to BYC... I'm in Burbank, Ca. and am expecting 4 baby chicks this week. Sorry to hear of your predator troubles. I'm in the city here, but we have our share of Raccoons, Skunks and even Coyotes. Hope you are able to build your dream flock [​IMG] I haven't had hens for quite a few years myself... my boys were pretty young with our last flock of RIR's, but after processing them we ended up being too busy raising sons with School, Scouts and Sports to have much time for other things. They are off to University now, so we have the time to dedicate to our little urban farm [​IMG] 4 hens for eggs and a small vegetable garden to play in! See you around the message boards...

  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hi Tony, [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad to have you aboard!

  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hello, Tony. Welcome to BYC and good luck in your poultry endeavor. Sourland George
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So sorry about your losses [​IMG] Good luck [​IMG]
  10. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    Hello Tony from the other side of the Pond!!! best wishes with this new flock. and with the meaties!!! [​IMG]

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