Hi from Northwestern Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NW Chick Gal, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. NW Chick Gal

    NW Chick Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name's Debbie. I've raised chickens off and on for over 35 yrs. I developed my love of chickens at an early age. Family story has it that when Grandpa would come in from the coop I'd spy a feather on his boot. "Fe Fe" (feather) was my first word after "Mama and Dada". Grandpa raised Leghorn hens and had a roadside stand where as I grew up I helped him sell eggs and produce.

    Right now I have 4 hens, an Americauna, 2 Indian Rivers and a Birchen Cochin bantam, who's my favorite.

    I also just got my first small batch of Swedish Flower Hen chicks from AandJ's Farm. I ordered 6 and recieved 8, all alive and very healthy. I have a 2nd batch arriving in late March from Greenfire Farms.

    I learned about this forum from an ad in a chiken magazine.

    I also raise Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. I'm involved in showing, selling breeding stock and make cheese and soap from their wonderful milk. My husband and I also raise a big garden and put up a lot of produce and have a small greenhouse where we raise most of our flowers and vegatable plants.

    I also have my own business as a farm and petsitter for families in the surrounding area.

    It's great to find a place where you can "talk chickens" with like minded folks!
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hello Debbie! That's a sweet story. [​IMG] [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! I think you're going to enjoy this forum!!!! Have fun!!
     
  3. countrychicken00

    countrychicken00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you joined us!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I can tell you one thing, lavenders are pretty chickens.
     
  4. NW Chick Gal

    NW Chick Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Barbara. Glad you liked my 'grandpa's feathers" story. He'd really get a kick out of my poultry projects! I know he's looking down from heaven with a big smile. Since he can't share his chicken knowledge with me this site will be a big help. Do you have Swedish Flower Hens?
     
  5. NW Chick Gal

    NW Chick Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Lavender Orps. are high on my "chicken wish list", too!
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    [​IMG] from South Dakota!
     

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