Hi from Rhode Island!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Windswept RI, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Windswept RI

    Windswept RI New Egg

    Dec 22, 2014
    Rhode Island
    Hi everyone, I've been lurking around the forums since I decided to get chickens last spring, but I'm finally getting around to joining!
    I'm on 200 farm protected acres in Rhode Island, and I finally built a chicken tractor and got seven day-old chicks from My Pet Chicken last April.
    After paying extra to make sure I had no roosters's I ended up with two! It was trial and error, and we sadly lost three chickens on our journey so far. A fox grabbed one of my Anconas, a hawk flew off with one of my silkies, and a careless neighbors dog killed another ancona. I've currently got a silkie rooster, and three anconas (one is a roo). One of my silkie girls developed wry neck, and thanks to the forum we had her feeling better in no time! My ancona roo is doing a fantastic job protecting his girls now, and their coop/run/pen is set up like a fortress that seems to be working. I'll try uploading some pictures later!
    On the farm we've also got 36 horses, everything from pleasure trail riders to gold medal dressage riders. There's two large pet goats, George and George, who belong to the barn manager. A 17 year old barn cat, two lovely golden retrievers, and a poodle also live up by the barn. We grow everything from our own hay to kale, and loan a field to the local food pantry. There's also acres of woods filled with hiking trails and wildlife.
    Inside the house are two malteses, Spike and Moose, a lab/husky/australian shepard named Paz, and two hedgehogs.

    We're currently looking to add at least four more laying hens, and a pygmy goat or two to the herd here. If anyone knows of places around RI/MA/CT to find them I would love some recommendations! It's been surprisingly find to find breeders, and supplies/resources other than Tractor Supply!

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC!

    Nice intro! Sounds like you have a lot of animals keeping your busy! I love hedgehogs!

    Good luck and feel free to ask questions.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    It sounds like you have a lovely farm and animals!

    To find some hens nearby, I suggest checking out your state thread to see if anyone nearby has some available: Find your State's thread.

    You can also check out the Buy-Sell-Trade section: Buy ~ Sell ~ Trade
  4. Ashley Stroud

    Ashley Stroud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2014
    Oh your farm sounds awesome! I used to live in West Warwick and worked in East Greenwich.

    Welcome to BYC!
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you decided to join us.
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens, so glad you joined the flock [​IMG] Always love meeting animal lovers
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

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