Hi from beautiful Hudson Valley NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LuluLuckybud, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. LuluLuckybud

    LuluLuckybud Hatching

    Jul 10, 2010
    I have been reading this forum for quite some time but never joined. Now I need some help and I knew right away where I could find it. Please check out my plea on the Raising Baby Chicks forum (thread = Mixing/Segregating chicks of different ages).

    I've had chickens for about 6-7 years. Mostly I've had about 7-15 chickens but now I'm ready to have more. I live on a big farm and have lots of room for free ranging. Once I had a problem with coyotes (a mom with pups wiped out half my flock one afternoon about 4 years ago) but not before or since, even though the coyotes are still around. The hawks ignore them completely. No foxes or fishers or raccoons. Guess I'm just lucky. I have had a problem with finding single birds suddenly dead in the coop or on the barn floor, not previously ill. Lost 5 last year, have no idea why. Maybe West Nile? We know we have it in crows here.

    Right now I've got Australorps, Golden-Laced Wyandottes, Silver-Laced Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, Americaunas and a Silver-Spangled Hamburg rooster...these are my adults. I had a White Crowned Black Polish rooster who had tons of personality, he's gone now but I'd like to get another. I have 5 cross-breed chicks and more on the way. Plus I am incubating some Wellsummers, Black Copper Marans and Speckled Sussex. I used to have some Buff Orpingtons, they were nice, got along with everybody.

    I also have sheep (right now only two Romneys), 3 donkeys, a horse, a goat, 3 dogs (2 are border collies), and a cat.

    Gradually, without my even noticing, I've become obsessed with chicks and chickens. Here I know I am not alone. [​IMG]

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  2. cterbizan

    cterbizan Songster

    Jun 14, 2010
    [​IMG] from GA
  3. Welcome! What county are you in? Im in columbia county, southern.
  4. LuluLuckybud

    LuluLuckybud Hatching

    Jul 10, 2010
    I'm in northern Columbia County. Small world, eh?
  5. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Apr 25, 2010
    Hello from Greene county! I have a white crested black polish...Charley. The kids and my husband love him, he is so personable and a hoot to watch.

  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hey Lulu! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]
  7. AmyJ

    AmyJ Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Wallkill, NY
    Hello from Orange County! [​IMG]
  8. edithbunker

    edithbunker In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2010
    farmington valley , CT
    YAY! hello!

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