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Florida Redneck-Panda

In the Brooder
Nov 20, 2020
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Hi!! My name is Tracy, just turned 55 years young, I live in the Florida Panhandle, now lovingly called.. The cone of uncertainty!! [If you get hurricanes, you'll understand this 😆] my area is also called L.A. as in Lower Alabama.

Until November 6th I had a flock of 40+ chickens and call ducks, most of my chickens were incubated and hatched in January 2020, some in the spring.. I incubated and hatched 9 beautiful call ducks from my pair of ducks in the spring and early summer.. I had just gotten 2 BIG hens.. I lovingly named the Bertha Butt Sisters! They gave me my first double yolker... I had some girls just started to lay... my beautiful Big Red ❤ and Sir Lancelot... in a smaller area I have 4 red sexlink hens, and a roo I hatched out in January .

However... this is 2020 and people are mean, deranged and pure hateful :mad: While I was in Colorado for my sons surgery, the day before I was going to be home... someone... not a predator, a Monster waste of Human flesh, trespassed onto my property and entered my 6ft privacy fence gate into my chicken yard, in broad daylight and slaughtered all but 2 of my babies...one adolescent Roo, and one Hen in my main flock are all that survived.. 🤬😪
I am here to learn more and more about my chickens, my coops, signs of illness, how chickens die, etc. Knowledge is power... and I want to be a good powerful chicken momma..
I have 3 children a son who is 38 I turned 17 the day they induced my labor 1982 and he was born 2 days and 21 hours later...my Daughter is 36 born ON her due date..1984, my Baby boy is now 35, born exactly 2 weeks to the day of my 20th birthday 12 days after his Brother's 3rd birthday and 15 months after his sister.. I have 10 grandchildren ages ranging from 18 to 3 my grandloves are my blessings in life.

I have my Wynter who's a rescue from Tucson AZ. I've had her since she was 4.5 lbs she's an Australian Shepherd Lab mix. She's 5 years old.
Sadly I lost my beautiful female Husky Dallas, she also was a rescue, 3 years old.. the morningthat my chickens were slaughtered, she apparently got out of my yard and was hit and killed... I have been devastated 😢 💔 😭
I also raise rabbits, at one time I over 50 😲
I have downsized a lot! I now have 3 breeding pairs, so 6 is good ....
I don’t see things getting better in the near future, I have been learning self sufficient living, canning, sstorage, fermentation, dehydrating, my dream is to one day be able to buy a Freeze Dryer..
I am thinking of selling my home, and moving to Missouri, or Pennsylvania to try and get off grid and homestead, grow my food... a dream... but who knows...

Sorry for the rattling on... I hope to learn, and share what I have learned in the last 2.5 years with my chickens... gonna hopefully start rebuilding my flock...
y'all be blessed, or be a blessing...
Redneck-Panda
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Hei 20

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Oct 8, 2020
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Hi!! My name is Tracy, just turned 55 years young, I live in the Florida Panhandle, now lovingly called.. The cone of uncertainty!! [If you get hurricanes, you'll understand this 😆] my area is also called L.A. as in Lower Alabama.

Until November 6th I had a flock of 40+ chickens and call ducks, most of my chickens were incubated and hatched in January 2020, some in the spring.. I incubated and hatched 9 beautiful call ducks from my pair of ducks in the spring and early summer.. I had just gotten 2 BIG hens.. I lovingly named the Bertha Butt Sisters! They gave me my first double yolker... I had some girls just started to lay... my beautiful Big Red ❤ and Sir Lancelot... in a smaller area I have 4 red sexlink hens, and a roo I hatched out in January .

However... this is 2020 and people are mean, deranged and pure hateful :mad: While I was in Colorado for my sons surgery, the day before I was going to be home... someone... not a predator, a Monster waste of Human flesh, trespassed onto my property and entered my 6ft privacy fence gate into my chicken yard, in broad daylight and slaughtered all but 2 of my babies...one adolescent Roo, and one Hen in my main flock are all that survived.. 🤬😪
I am here to learn more and more about my chickens, my coops, signs of illness, how chickens die, etc. Knowledge is power... and I want to be a good powerful chicken momma..
I have 3 children a son who is 38 I turned 17 the day they induced my labor 1982 and he was born 2 days and 21 hours later...my Daughter is 36 born ON her due date..1984, my Baby boy is now 35, born exactly 2 weeks to the day of my 20th birthday 12 days after his Brother's 3rd birthday and 15 months after his sister.. I have 10 grandchildren ages ranging from 18 to 3 my grandloves are my blessings in life.

I have my Wynter who's a rescue from Tucson AZ. I've had her since she was 4.5 lbs she's an Australian Shepherd Lab mix. She's 5 years old.
Sadly I lost my beautiful female Husky Dallas, she also was a rescue, 3 years old.. the morningthat my chickens were slaughtered, she apparently got out of my yard and was hit and killed... I have been devastated 😢 💔 😭
I also raise rabbits, at one time I over 50 😲
I have downsized a lot! I now have 3 breeding pairs, so 6 is good ....
I don’t see things getting better in the near future, I have been learning self sufficient living, canning, sstorage, fermentation, dehydrating, my dream is to one day be able to buy a Freeze Dryer..
I am thinking of selling my home, and moving to Missouri, or Pennsylvania to try and get off grid and homestead, grow my food... a dream... but who knows...

Sorry for the rattling on... I hope to learn, and share what I have learned in the last 2.5 years with my chickens... gonna hopefully start rebuilding my flock...
y'all be blessed, or be a blessing...
Redneck-Panda
🐼
 

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CaroleW

Free Ranging
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Welcome to BYC from Arizona! This is the place to be for all your chicken news, connections to helpful poultry folks and more!

2020 has been a wild ride - security cams or even fake security cams and a hand written sign saying "I know what you did & I have proof" with a hand drawn camera symbol could possibly scare off the person if they try it again.

Best wishes for you and your flock!
 

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