Helo from Wildjane in Oho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wildjane, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. wildjane

    wildjane Hatching

    Jan 13, 2013
    While I am a newcomer to Backyard Chickens, I am not a newcomer to chickens..... having first had a flock almost 40 years ago - about 20 hens, mostly White and Barred Rocks. This was during my early back-to-the-land days when, due mainly to a lack of money, I grew most of my own food and learned to can, make jelly, etc. Some money was also to be had through these homesteading efforts - selling eggs, blackberries and home-grown vegetables.

    For the past 25 years I have been the founder/director of Wildlife Haven - a wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education organization. www.wildlifehaven.org I have had chickens again for about the last 5 or 6 years - and that began with someone bringing some young pullets someone had dumped out .... the finders obviously didn't know the meaning of 'wildlife' but that's OK. I was happy to get back into chickens again.

    At present, due to attrition from old age and a weasel, we only have 6 hens. We are in the process of converting a corn crib to a good, secure coop and in the next month I will be ordering some chicks to increase the flock back up to around 15 or so. I am going to just get heavy-bodied American breeds... Barred Rock, Wyandotte, Dominique, that type. I will also be ordering 25 pheasant chicks for raise and release on our native prairie section here at Wildlife Haven.

    In addition to chickens and wildlife, my husband Chuck and I also have a parrot rescue, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. We enjoy traveling in our motor home when time and the price of gas permits :) and I enjoy photography, reading and knitting. I look forward to 'meeting' some of you and sharing stories and info! ~ Jane

  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Hi!!! Welcome to BYC :) Glad you joined.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, wildjane, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best of luck to you and your future chickens!!
  4. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  5. Carcajou

    Carcajou Songster

    Jul 3, 2012
    Delhi, New York
    Welcome to BYC, glad you joined! [​IMG]
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

  8. wildjane

    wildjane Hatching

    Jan 13, 2013
    I still cannot figure out how I, who am usually very careful when I am typing, managed to title this thread "Helo from Oho" when I obviously meant "Hello from Ohio" :)
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Wildjane, welcome to the BYC community.
  10. chicknmania

    chicknmania Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Welcome to BYC! I volunteer with a wildlife education organization here in central Ohio.. I'd be interested to see how you do with your pheasant release. We wanted to do that with bobwhite quail, but were told by the state wildlife guys that the quail would certainly not survive in a wild environment. Also, would you be interested in a rooster or two? We have a hen with Christmas chickies and I'm sure some will turn out to be roos. Too early to tell, but I already have my suspicions about some. They are beautiful and we do not have any mean roosters, we never have had. I would keep them but we don't need any more roosters right now! They'll be ready to fledge in another week or two.

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