Hi all, new member from Va`s Eastern Shore

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Crabman, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Crabman

    Crabman Out Of The Brooder

    I hatched and raised chickens/quail when I was a kid, thirty some years ago, Well last March we thought it would be a neat learning experience for our children to see eggs incubated and hatched. So I dusted off my old Marsh Farms turn-x circa 1978 incubator that I used as a kid and to my delight it worked perfectly after decades of inactivity. This is the clear kind you can see through. I obtained some Americauna and Old English Bantam eggs and they began hatching on Easter Sunday! We now had 7 bantam chicks and 6 Americaunas. I brooded them in my gararge under a light and built a coop out of an old treated lumber playhouse and added a 10x15 run. 8 months later we now have fresh eggs and the kids are fascinated with the whole deal and I even feel like a kid again in some small way! I let them free range in my yard some but I have had hawk issues which is a subject for another post. Anyway I am glad to be back in the chicken game and look forward to learning new tips and sharing experiences with you all!
     
  2. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats a great story [​IMG] and welcome the BYC! I am a new member also who in my younger years was very involved in chickens both at the agricultural school I attended and into my young adult years. I just got back into again about 8 years ago, had a bit of a lull while building our home from scratch, now back into chickens full swing [​IMG]

    Would love some pics of your adventures [​IMG]

    Welcome...
     
  3. aprhardy

    aprhardy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from one Virginian to another! I'm new too! See ya around!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    Congrats on getting back into chickens

    Imp
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Hey, Crabman [​IMG]
     
  7. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    Welcome from Eastern Wa. Happy your back in the swing of things
     
  8. Crabman

    Crabman Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:Thanks, cold and windy here on the shore, startin to feel like winter! Whereabouts in VA do you hail from?
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     
  10. Crabman

    Crabman Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the warm welcome. Great forum.
     

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