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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by liliyfield, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. liliyfield

    liliyfield Out Of The Brooder

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    I grew up on a small chicken farm before Tyson's became a business. My dad raised chickens naturally, and usually culled the flock before winter. Now as an adult, I have an area where I could have my own small flock. I originally started out with 12 baby chicks of various breeds 3 years ago. All brown egg layers, all were suppose to be hens, but out of that first flock, there were 4 roosters. I gave 2 of the roosters away, couldn't bear to process them, (they were named) lost 1 to predators, and kept the other. My son went to an auction and brought 2 what he thought were hens home, I made him try to sell them and one did sell, long story short I ended up with

    2 roosters which are hard to keep them separated. I live in Amish country so it is easy to keep them natural with natural food. They free range during good weather after the fields are planted. I also have 2 geese that free range all the time.

    I just bought George the gander a new mate last week. They are my watch geese. I try to keep them as natural as possible, I allow my hens to brood, last summer I ended up with 8 baby chicks of which 7 were roosters. [​IMG]
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    George and Gabriell (gabby for short)
    I just added 6 white egg layers (leghorns) and one white jersey giant, who is now almost as big as the geese. I will be adding 6 more brown egg layers next month. So far I have not had any problems with serious disease, though I did have to de-worm my hens last year with Cayenne pepper and diatomaceous earth. I have to keep them organic, because I sell the eggs to an Amish bakery.
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    This is a mixed wyandotte and isa brown, the only hen of the 8 that hatched She is beautiful now, she has the lacing of a wyandotte on tan feathers. .
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    Arnold Swarzen-egger the watch rooster

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    Russell Crowes-a-lot The Wyandotte in the pullet bin.

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    Russell with some of the girls.
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    A match made on hope acres.
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    The leghorns and Jersey Giant recent additions to the flock
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Lovely pics! I really hope your next hatch will produce more hens for you.
     
  3. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! Love the pics! :~D
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi From Jacksonville. I used to have a rooster like you Russell Crowes alot. My Rooster was Razzamatazz. Glad you joined us. I love your photos and I hope to read your future posts!
    Caroline
     
  5. liliyfield

    liliyfield Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the hardy welcomes. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Beautiful pictures, you have some very pretty birds.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]Happy you joined us!
     
  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve.:frow
     

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