Hi From AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BBQJOE, Sep 25, 2015.


    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
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    Hi all! I'm living in NW AZ off the grid on 80 acres.
    I'm also a retired BBQ restaurant owner, and am full of tips on the subject.
    I've closed the restaurant, and have decided to get back into chickens for the third time. I'm not a noob, but still consider myself a novice.
    We had no internet the first times, and went by book or words of advice.
    This time I'm going to take it a bit more seriously.

    The coop has been rebuilt after sitting for 8 years, and a whole new run is fenced and in place. I'm probably going to take a whack at the free range thing this time.

    Sunday morning we will be picking up 8-10 ladies and one of those crowing things, at approx 8 weeks old.

    I love forums and posting pics, so beware!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens., It's very nice to meet you Joe, hope you will enjoy BYC as much as we do.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Joe. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Good luck in getting your flock.
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    And congrats on your retirement, no personal experience, but know folks who have owned or run restaurants and it is a hectic life.

    Would love to get BBQ tips and recipes and see pics of your new flock and refurbished coop.

    Enjoy the forums.
  5. Caleb999

    Caleb999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad you decided to give it another try. Good luck with your new flock and glad you joined.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flocK! We are glad you joined us!

  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

    May 7, 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    Hi. Saw you on Granny's thread. Hope you join in. Kind of a wild bunch there, but like to have fun and laugh. Pictures are always welcome. Regarding feeding chickens fruit, nothing wrong with it except too much will make them fat and unhealthy. Moderation is good. Leafy greens are very good for them. Mine love kale. Probably a little scarce where you are.
  9. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well howdy! [​IMG]Good on ya! No one will get this joke from Granny's thread but what was your name again? So Hi Joe. NWAZ. near Kingman or do you live where you can grow something? Can't grow much here due to drought and H20 restrictions. I throw a flake of fresh alfalfa out for my gals. Good protein. If you're off grid, and have time, and if you have no good bugs for free range, you might want to give a go at raising meal worms for your flock. Great thread here on BYC. Best of luck to you!
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  10. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
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    I live in the hills above a blink and miss it called Wikieup.
    We have 3 gardens right now, and have squash of all varieties coming out the keister.
    We have our own well that has never let us down. We also have melons, beans, and god only knows what the wife has planted. My fridge overflows.
    The girls have only been in the coop 2 days. I figger I'll give them a week or two before I start to free range. We have tons of ants for them to eat, if they like them.
    Otherwise, I'm sure they'll stay packed with other things.

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