Hi from Oatmeal, Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AIngerman, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. AIngerman

    AIngerman New Egg

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    Hi! I'm in Oatmeal, Texas (http://www.oatmealtexas.com) and I am just getting into incubation. [​IMG]

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    I am relatively new having only kept chickens (as an adult) for the past year.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?

    I have 7 chickens (5 hens and 2 roosters) of various kinds and all are laying.

    (3) What breeds do you have?

    I have a small variety picked for egg color (green, white, brown and chocolate). I also have ducks.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?

    Google


    I am looking forward to sharing info on incubation and raising birds.

    Thanks!

    Allyson
     
  2. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    They named your town OATMEAL???

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  4. AIngerman

    AIngerman New Egg

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    Yeah - about 100+ years ago. It's likely a bad translation of the early 1800's settler...

    The town name is either an alteration of the name of a Mr. Othneil, who owned the first gristmill in the area, or a supposed translation of the name Habermill (Haber is a German dialect word for Hafer, "oats"). http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/OO/hro8.html

    In the 70's a local man created the 'Oatmeal Festival' as a tourist attraction. But the festival is actually in Bertram 8 miles away. Currently only about 25 people live out here (according to the 2000 census).

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    Allyson​
     
  5. ThePigeonKid

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Quote:In the 70's a local man created the 'Oatmeal Festival' as a tourist attraction. But the festival is actually in Bertram 8 miles away. Currently only about 25 people live out here (according to the 2000 census).

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    Allyson

    That is SO cool...weird, but cool. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. BarredBuff

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  10. AIngerman

    AIngerman New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome everyone!

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