Hey all from Idaho, we don't just raise Taters here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by idhound, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. idhound

    idhound Chirping

    Jan 23, 2014
    Saint Anthony, Idaho
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

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

    (3) What breeds do you have?

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

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.


    1) No raised them for years, My dad used to raise show chickens when i lived is southern Idaho. i think i showed my first chicken when i was a toddler. had to leave them for while got remarried 3 years ago wife and i decided we wanted to know just what is in our food. so started raising them again after few years off.

    2) we are up to around 20 chickens at a given time average 13-19 eggs day for Chickens, Have about 150 Quail at any given time they range between day olds to adults

    3) Chickens- Golden Sexlinks, Road Island Reds(standard), Americauna-Easter Eggers, rose combs(bantam)
    Quail- Coturnix (Browns, A&M, Goldens, Tuxedos, and Tibetains), Mountian Quail, and Bob Whites

    4) researching bantam cornish looking for eggs or chicks to get them again

    5) We do all outdoor stuff fish, camp, hunt, hike, etc. garden

    6) 2 blended families her's, mine and our's, and the redbone (dog watch were the red fern grows) 8 kids combined with 6 still in the coop

    ok thats the basic info. main reason i thought i would join is i enjoy the birds, and helps to know other that like them too also gives me an in on where i might find few breeds that most dont know about,( some i raised as a child with father)
    wife grew up in Alaska and never had anything to do with chicken, birds or hobby farming at all. so most of this is new to her and she loving it. been in Idaho my whole life and farm life style is all i have known. Figure this is some things the kids should be taught is to raise and care for animals and responcebility of something that depends on you to survive.(keeps them out of trouble) also it helps them to know where their food comes from.

    We started this time with sexlinks and roads, then got couple of easter eggers, eventually moved on to quail and built 3 quail flight pens. Mountains and bobs just started laying couple weeks ago(if we collect them before they freeze they go into incubator) we have one mountain that is fertile and due to hatch first of febuary couple bobs just after, hatch out 2 batches of coturnix dec 25 and new years day. we average about 40 eggs day from coturnix right now. hopefully we'll meet some nice folks on here and maybe exchange few ideas. thats why we are here.
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2014

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You love to keep busy don't you? I know Idaho is more than just potatoes but, it's true the best baking potatoes are from Idaho.
    Don't like the Wisconsin russets at all? Never showed birds but, did breed and show Cockers many years ago. So I appreciate what goes into showing & winning with any animal.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
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  5. Suzierd

    Suzierd Crowing

    Aug 8, 2011
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
  7. JediPat

    JediPat Chirping

    Nov 20, 2013
    Good to see another Idahoan here.
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

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