Hi, I'm new...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TurkeyIsland, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. TurkeyIsland

    TurkeyIsland New Egg

    Oct 19, 2016
    Friday Harbor, WA
    My husband and I just bought a cute little house on slightly less than an acre (0.84.) We're looking forward to learning the basics of self-sufficiency and homesteading on a small scale while we wait for the larger acreage of our dreams to come on the market. (We live on a small island, so patience is sometimes required in this regard.)

    Our long-term goal is to raise heritage turkeys (and grass-fed lamb, but that's for another forum...) but in the meantime, on our smaller property, we are going to start with a few chickens to hone our poultry-keeping skills. I am crazy about turkeys. They are so beautiful, I love their personalities, and they are hands-down my favorite kind of animal to eat. Delicious.

    In the past I worked as an aviculturist (i.e. incubator, hatcher, and sometimes feeder/weaner) for a few different zoological organizations, and worked with a huge variety of bird species. But it has been several years, so I definitely need some refresher courses before I'm back up to snuff.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know everybody here, building up my knowledge of both turkeys and chickens, and planning my turkey-filled future. Huzzah!
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there,and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am glad you joined us! I know there are many books that have been written about farming on half acre or one acre, and almost all of them include chickens! Good luck with your ventures and I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have!
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I am happy you joined us! Congrats on chicken keeping! I too like turkeys, but don't have the space for them at the time.
    Were glad to have you as part of our growing community! Have a great time on here and best wishes! [​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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