Hi from Ohio!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ElioraImmanuel, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. ElioraImmanuel

    ElioraImmanuel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My name is Kelly. I'm am wife to my Wonderful DH and SAHM to 4 fabulous kids ranging in age from 13 years old to 10 months with, prayerfully, more to come. We've just moved out to the country so that we can have our alpacas with us. We desire the simple, free life of the gentlemen farmer....complete w/homegrown food, alpacas and chickens.

    I've always wanted chickens. So, now I'm out to discover which layers and meat chx to raise and just how to do that in a way that is inexpensive and natural as possible. I'm open to any and all suggestions on where to start, which publications to get and how to do just about anything, except dressing birds, [​IMG] because there's a wonderful Amish woman who will do it super cheap! I've far to much stuff to do w/being a wife, mom, teacher, alpaca farm runnin', child-bearin' daughter of the King.[​IMG] Although....I did see a fabulous threads on caponizing and that really sparked interest in me because of my nursing background. So, I'd be up for giving that a go!

    Thank you for all of your help and for listening to my ramblings and citified questions that will, no doubt, occur!
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Ontario, Canada!! [​IMG]
     
  3. [​IMG] and [​IMG]
    From, VA

    I know you will enjoy this forum a lot [​IMG]

    For us:

    Our BEST layers are California Whites!
    They are the BEST!!!

    And for meat I have heard Freedom Rangers or Cornish Cross are the best.

    Matthew
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hey Kelly! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
     
  5. applefalls

    applefalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from MD![​IMG]

    You asked about publications; you might like Countryside magazine.
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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  7. Kenyon's Poultry

    Kenyon's Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    From: NY STATE!!!
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad to have you here. I'm sure you'll find everything you need and more answers than you can imagine here. Enjoy byc, as well as your newfound country living!
     
  9. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
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  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Imp
     

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