Hi from SE Connecticut

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nothinghead, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Nothinghead

    Nothinghead Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there.

    I have been reading this forum for a while now, we had chickens (6 sex links) last year, but the foxes taught their kits how to hunt on them all this past spring, so now I have some Wyandottes with a rooster this time. I was laid off in May and have decided to turn the three acres I live on into a farm, so hopefully my presence will help with predation too.


    Anywho, I figured I'd make a profile here and say hello. In addition to the 7 wyandotte, I have 4 ducks, 7 guinea fowl, 3 naragansett turkeys, and 5 couternix quail. The plan is to breed the turkeys, and sell some for the fall next year, as well as eggs and chicks throughout the year.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Nothinghead, and :welcome. Happy you joined our community. Sorry your first go round with chickens didn't go well. But glad you kept after it and even expanded into other varieties of poultry! BYC is here to help if you have any questions along the way. Best wishes! :)
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. People have different opinions about the efficacy of roosters as a flock protector but I would have thought that your guineas would make quite a racket when predators are around? Since you are home based, maybe an appropriately trained dog may be something to consider?

    I wish you the best of luck with your turkeys and hope that the rest of your poultry / fowl related enterprises work out too.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Nothinghead

    Nothinghead Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, the guineas are certainly good alarms now. I didn't have anything but the chickens back when the foxes showed up. I am hoping to expand into sheep when we can get a hold of the 60 acres adjoining us, and then there will be some Pyrenees or other dogs.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I know what you mean about guinea alarms....had two stray dogs in the yard the other day. My six guineas started chattering like monkeys and I knew something was up. Got outside just in time to see the mutts chasing my geese and chickens. If not for the guineas I might have lost some birds!
     
  7. Nothinghead

    Nothinghead Out Of The Brooder

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    Do your guineas alarm at everything, all day long though? Mine certainly do. How can you tell they are being a threat?
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there and welcome to Backyard chickens! I would love to have some Guineas, just have not gotten around to it yet. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. That's a nice assortment of species you have.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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