Hi from beautiful Hudson Valley NY

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

  1. LuluLuckybud

    LuluLuckybud New Egg

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    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]

    Lulu
     
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  2. cterbizan

    cterbizan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome! What county are you in? Im in columbia county, southern.
     
  4. LuluLuckybud

    LuluLuckybud New Egg

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

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    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.


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  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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Orange County! [​IMG]
     
  8. edithbunker

    edithbunker Out Of The Brooder

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    YAY! hello!
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