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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jackie Sewell, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Jackie Sewell

    Jackie Sewell New Egg

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    Hi folks,
    My name is Jackie. I lived on a small farm when I was way younger and farming is my dream life. I have started raising chickens again and am in love with it all. Things sure have changed from the time of my family's farm of years ago. I raised Meat Kings this summer which are already in the freezer. I have 6 Leghorn and 4 Reds with a Rhode Island Rooster for my egg laying stock. And I just received 12 roosters and three Light Sussex hens. The roosters will be Meat as well unfortunately. I say this because if I had my way and was rich, I would not kill anything at all. But we can't do that here and now. I will be receiving more Pullets real soon for more breeding and egg stock. I built my hen pen with two separate sides to play with depending on what I want to do. I insulated top to bottom including the floors for maximum comfort through winter and summer. I still have work to do on this end. I have a large outdoor area for them but spoil them by letting them out onto my backyard.Lawn area for as much protein and diversity as I can give them for their best health. I love it when my hens stand on my feet to wait for me to dig their worms and bugs, it is so funny. I have a lot to do with them do they are quite comfortable with me. I received roosters recently as my neighbor needed to scale down and I found that a few of them had no tails and sad sores on their behinds that were being picked at terribly. They were kept inside the barn since birth and were very afraid of the outdoors for a few days. They were picking on each other madly so yesterday I extended their cage area as well. They are so much happier already but I wanted to make it better for them. I actually care very much for my animals even though I have to kill some them, I still sit with them in their pens and care for them in every way. I get such joy when they come running to the fence just because I walk out the door. My Reds are a particular delight as they know I almost always have house food in my arms when I come out. I plan on having Pigs again, a couple of Ducks as I love them so much and maybe a goat because I do a lot of preserves and want to get into making my own soap and stuff. I also raise a fair size Garden that helps me to be diverse in feeding my animals. Call me weird but I am at peace with the farm life and wish I could make lots of money doing this instead. Through my years of experience I have found at least one meaningful thing constant, you do not have to be unkind to any creature even if they are just food to you. I find when they are happy they are wonderful to watch and seem to grow much better, are amazingly friendly and are a huge delight to me. I even enjoy cleaning their pen. Which I have to do right now in fact. I hope to make lots of Back Yard friends here and welcome anyone to talk to about this really amazing way of life.xoxoxo
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Jackie, [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Reading your introduction you sound like a real kindred spirit as many on BYC feel the exact same way. Your passage:
    I also raise a fair size Garden that helps me to be diverse in feeding my animals. Call me weird but I am at peace with the farm life and wish I could make lots of money doing this instead. Through my years of experience I have found at least one meaningful thing constant, you do not have to be unkind to any creature even if they are just food to you. I find when they are happy they are wonderful to watch and seem to grow much better, are amazingly friendly and are a huge delight to me.
    That sounds precisely how I feel. I work to support what I like to do in the raising of my animals - because that is what sustains me and keeps me sane. You will indeed find many friends at BYC! Thank you so much for joining. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Welcome to BYC! Let me know if you have any questions, or need any help! Make sure to post lots of pictures!

    -Amearucanas[​IMG]
     
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  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Wonderful intro, your love for animals shines right through.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. 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. I think that you will find many like-minded people here, so please make yourself at home.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Jackie hope you will enjoy Backyard Chickens as much as we do. [​IMG]
     
  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I am very happy to have you as part of the BYC community!! I love your enthusiasm about animals and how you love animals (Just like me!) Have a great time on here and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I absolutely loved your touching introduction and I am so glad to have you as a part of BYC! I fell the same way as you on everything you said there, especially about trying to give animals as good a life as possible, even if we are going to eat them, in my opinion, those are the ones that should have the best life of them all, because they sacrifice their lives for us in the end. Thank you for making me smile and I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have. :)
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

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

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