Hi from Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phissure, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. phissure

    phissure New Egg

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    My name is David and I like to raise chickens. I started out with chickens 4 years ago in Washington. My wife thought I was nuts. We both enjoy it now. We are down to 7 hens.

    We tried meat chickens, but didn't really enjoy the whole process. We raised Pioneers and Cornish Cross from Murry McMurry. They got big and we butchered most of them. I'm glad for the knowledge and skills we learned in the process, but we likely won't do it again.

    We just added 33 chicks to our flock. There are 11 breeds among them. Our girls show for 4H and I wanted to try some breeds that I can't get locally from our feed store. Some were bought locally, some online. Here is the list of breeds:
    Lakenvelders
    Buff Rocks
    Partridge Rocks
    Easter Eggers
    Cuckoo Marans
    Egyptian Fayoumis
    Rose Comb Brown Leghorns
    Black Sumatras
    Buff Orpingtons
    Yellow Sexlinks
    White Giant

    We will likely sell some of them as they get older. It depends on how much we like each of the breeds. Some were bought for show and some for egg production. The Sumatras were given to us in the online order, we didn't order them. The Fayoumi are not recognized by the APA, so I may end up selling them. I didn't realize that when I ordered them...

    To sum it up, we like chickens.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, David, welcome to BYC. Like chickens? You've come to the right place.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Hi David and welcome to BYC!

    You have a nice mix of birds, you'll have to share some photos some time. Nice to have you join us and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, David! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sounds like you have a nice variety of breeds!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome David, nice to meet you. I think it's one of those "David" days, you are the fourth David, I've met today.- all chicken lovers.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    It sounds like you have a nice varied flock! Good luck with all of your (and your daughters') poultry adventures!
     

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