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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1SouthernDixie, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. I was looking for plans to build a new coop when I stumbled on this site. I have been raising chickens, ..well let me count I'm 63 and I have been around them ever since I can remember. But I started my own flock back when hens still had teeth and tails or so it seems, at least my grandchildren think so. I enjoy a day of watching the chickens forage in the yard and I find the just enjoyable to watch. They are often like people because each has their own personality. I have been having lots of predator problems lately, raccoons, opossums, skunks, bob cats, coyotes, and a stray dog. My wife likes to remind me everything likes a chicken dinner and why have something that taste like chicken when they can have real chicken. I have to agree if they were not so good then why when someone ask you what something taste like the fist thing out of most peoples mouth is, "It taste just like chicken." The problem is my chickens are also my pets and I would not have the heart to eat one of my foul friends. We do enjoy the eggs, hen fruit, cackle berries or whatever you happen to call them. Well "I'm lookin' forward to learnin' a few thangs from ye," as we say in SE Oklahoma and maybe I'll be able to help some others.
     
  2. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey @1SouthernDixie, and :welcome glad you joined our community!
     
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  3. Colonel-Sanders

    Colonel-Sanders Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the BYC community! Hope you find the community friendly![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny that Jacksonville state has a team called the "GameCocks"... The University of South Carolina (USC) has the same football team name.
     
  5. JSU (Jacksonville State University) and South Carolina are the only two NCAA teams that have gamecocks as mascots. I graduated from JSU many moons ago, severed my time to Uncle Sam over in SE Asia (19 Y/O) and lastly in a Sand Box (55 Y/O). I have found many people all over the world that know of the JSU Gamecocks and Cocky the team mascot.
     
  6. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! Thank you for your service!
     
  7. Col Sanders. and not a Kentucky Colonel I dare say? I was in the desert with many folks from your home state, good folks.
     
  8. No. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve our country.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock!
     

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