Homesteady newbie

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by castillofa, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. castillofa

    castillofa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello to all,

    My family is new to homesteading. This is our second attempt to raise poultry. We have learned quite a bit from our mistakes last year, like better fencing, higher fencing, adequate security, y'all get the point.

    We have ordered a mix of guineas, broilers, and heritage breeds to cover the spectrum and benefits. We plan on building our own tub-style plucker by processing time.

    Hope to have pics and stories soon.
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is so much pleasure in homesteading.
    We are new homesteaders, too.
    Been on our farm since October.
    Just last week we processed our 9 roosters.
    We plan to get some meat birds soon.


    Once you get your plucker up and running, please post pics and share with us.
    We're always looking for good and useful information and tips!


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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. castillofa

    castillofa Out Of The Brooder

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    We really appreciate the positive folks that y'all are. It is nice to know that others out there are interested in providing a healthy and happy way to feed our families, while teaching our children the importance of raising and respecting the food that we consume.
     
  10. randishinney

    randishinney Out Of The Brooder

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    Please post pics of the Plucker. I'm very interested in seeing what you do!

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