Hi from Florida!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sarahsdawn, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Sarahsdawn

    Sarahsdawn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm a newb! (Obvs!) We don't have chickens yet, but we are raising mealworms in preparation for the chickies that we'll get when we buy a house next year. We started with a thousand, but hopefully our numbers will be much, much higher by next year! We are also going to raise red wrigglers and roaches. I already found THE mealworm thread, but if you know of any other cool threads on mealies, wrigglers, or roachies let me know!
    We like animals (Parrots and lizards!) and have 2 young kids (age 9 and 6.)
    That's about it, I think! [​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Love your avatar! I used to keep Cockatiels and Lovebirds. They have all since passed on from old age. Just loved having them here in the house around me for decades.

    Here is a thread on raising feeder insects. I have never read through it, but it may get you started on other insects...https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/412070/raising-feeder-insects

    Not sure if it covers Black Soldier Flies, but there are some threads in our archives about this insect too.

    Enjoy this new adventure you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join us. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. When it comes to getting chickens, do you have a breed preference?
     
  4. Sarahsdawn

    Sarahsdawn Out Of The Brooder

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    No breed preference yet. We have been hearing about a Cornish Cross, for meat. And we love how cute the silkies are. (They look like they are straight out of a Dr. Suess novel!) Other than that, probably a mild mannered breed that is reputed to be a good layer. I'm sure in the next 6-8 months we'll learn quite a lot, and solidify our preferences more. [​IMG]
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!! When you get your chickens they are going to love all those worms!! You will be glad you did it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     

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