Hi! Everyone !! Newbie here.. Be gentle LOL :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Morris Acres, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Morris Acres

    Morris Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!
    Just want to introduce myself.. I'm Billie :). I'm from a small country community in Attica, Michigan.
    I raise chickens.. I wouldn't consider myself an expert on them..I'm an amateur.
    after not having them for quite a few years.( afraid to have them.. our neighbors dogs killed our last two attempt to raise them :( ).... Last year we finally ordered some babies.
    I had ordered 25 Rainbow egg layers but unfortunately 4 had perished. And one morning last year.. I went to get something out of my car. And i heard a crow. And thought to myself.. you have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! yep wouldnt you now it a rooster!! in the bunch.. But its not your average typical rooster! This thing is HUGE!! lol
    I have never seen a chicken this big in my life after it was finally full grown.!
    and unfortunately with a pick mix. I didn't have a clue wha s some of the breeds were. After google search
    after google search looking up colors and etc on the chickens i have. I figured out some LOL.
    After searching I believe my Rooster and 1 Hen are Light Brahma. They are both big birds.
    I have a few RIR and Barred Rocks and we have about 15 Silver Spangled Hamburg. And I'm thinking a Black Star.
    I also just started a little Button Quail hobby. I had bought a lot off ebay! 40 button quail eggs.with 10 extra the seller shipped.and when i received them i let them rest and put them in my Hova-bator July 24th. And starting August 9.. they started hatching. OMG they are so tiny! lol
    So after all said and done...
    50 quail eggs
    4 were cracked when i received them ( but they sent extras so its ok)
    11 were not fertile
    17 started growing but stopped ( it happens as we all know)
    And we ended up with 18 babies
    I'm happy with that.
    Also, 2 days before I started the quails.. my son wanted to incubate some our chicken brown eggs.
    months ago...I had bought a little chick-bator spaceship looking incubator. ( the cutest thing LOL). few days
    down the road. He candled them and all three were fertile and taking. so 3 days before the hatching date.. he moved them into the hova-bator with the quail eggs. All three Hatched yesterday ( on the 21st day ).
    All have feathered feet ( from the rooster).

    but enough rambling and boring you all.... but wanted to share what I've been doing..
    I can't wait to start learning much much more from this site and hopefully getting to know
    a lot of you!

    thank you for making it this far in my thread lol

    Take Care and happy farming!

    Billie
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Great intro :)
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Hope that either you or the 'evil' neighbor have relocated.
     
  4. Morris Acres

    Morris Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Elizabeth!


    Thank you! No relocation, but warned them about their dogs.. as I had a talk with the authorities ;)
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  6. Morris Acres

    Morris Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :)
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Billie, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you with us! Hope you get things resolved with your neighbor! Best wishes!
     
  8. locoguru

    locoguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
  9. Morris Acres

    Morris Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Well so good so far.... I'm able to let my chickens free range. without worrying to much.



    Thank you for the welcome!
     
  10. Mrs Rebecca

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    [​IMG] This is a wonderful place to learn!
     

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