Hi, y’all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The Chaotic Coop, May 22, 2019.

  1. The Chaotic Coop

    The Chaotic Coop In the Brooder

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    Hi! I’m a brand new member to BYC! I’m a mom of 4 humans, 4 Boston Terriers and (currently) 21 chickens with 20 chicks on the way! We live in rural Southern Tennessee on a 22 acre farm. We’ve been here 7 months and are totally new to farming, it’s pretty hilarious.

    Chickens were the first animals we added to the farm. Our main purpose for them is self sustainability. Our second purpose is to create a hatchery with some of the unique breeds we’ve acquired.

    We have a VERY mixed flock including..

    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Black Australorp
    Blue, Black & Splash Isbar
    Buff Orpington
    California White
    Deathlayer
    Double Laced Barnevelder
    Easter Egger
    French Black Copper Maran
    French Golden Cuckoo Maran
    Olive Egger (Welbar)

    Excited to learn more and more about chicken keeping! These little feathered friends have quickly gained my heart..

    Jess
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Jess, it's great to meet you. You have some great breeds, and by your avatar, a colorful group of eggs.:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
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  3. Hi! Welcome! Always happy to meet other farming newbies! We bought our place for our horses, but jumped into chickens with both feet. Our biggest disadvantage is being older than dirt. But I hired a barn helper yesterday and i already think i want to adopt her!
     
  4. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Jess, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Good luck with establishing your hatchery.
     
  5. MNchickaroo

    MNchickaroo Chirping

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    What is a Deathlayer? I've never heard of that breed!
    Welcome, this is a great place to get good information!
     
  6. The Chaotic Coop

    The Chaotic Coop In the Brooder

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    Hahaha! Well, sometimes I feel older than dirt if that helps? We did the same thing and even put the cart before the horse (or the chicken before the coop in our case)! After living mostly in the city, all across the country, this has been a huge and welcomed change. Best of luck to us both!
     
  7. The Chaotic Coop

    The Chaotic Coop In the Brooder

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    It’s a fairly rare breed from Germany. Their name is Totleger which translates directly to Deathlayer meaning they lay eggs till death! They’re beautiful birds..
     
  8. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Free Ranging

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    That's quite the variety!

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  9. MNchickaroo

    MNchickaroo Chirping

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    I'm glad I asked, I thought it was sort of ominous...like the eggs had little skulls, but now it makes them sound like work-horses! Neat! I'm going to look those up.
    We did that too...had two beautiful brooders my husband built and were used for about 4 short weeks before everyone outgrew them! We built that coop REALLY fast. Now I completely understand when people say to make sure everything is ready for your chickens before you get them.
    Have fun, I've always lived on farms (albeit most was on a berry farm, which is different than livestock!), and it's work, but so worth it!
     
  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     

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