Howdy from Jax, Fl!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Brahmas_R_Awesome, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Brahmas_R_Awesome

    Brahmas_R_Awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes! I bought 2-day old chicks in mid-February 2017
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    20
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Light Brahmas, Rhode Island Reds, Rock Bards, Auracanas, Black Sex Links (4 each)
    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Google
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Raising chickens, gardening, camping, and grilling
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.

    We are flood survivors from Louisiana now living in Northeast Florida. We have a mixed breed dog that we adopted 7 years ago that watches over our chickens. I am basically retired and love the outdoors. I love building things, researching, and am very interested in hydro/aquaponics. I enjoy sitting outside by a fire with a cold beer or a cup of coffee and watching the girls scratch and peck. They free range in a large fenced backyard and share it with our dog, Sage. She watches over them and keeps them in line. She even sleeps with them in the shed that I converted into a coop so I don't need to worry about predators!
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hello there! :frow And :welcome It is wonderful to have you here with us, best wishes! :)
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    Are you going to stay in Florida?
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Overrun With Chickens

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC!:)
     
  5. Brahmas_R_Awesome

    Brahmas_R_Awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    Great to be here! Been viewing for several years but never took the time to join. Great information here!
     
  6. KDMdesigns

    KDMdesigns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats to joining BYC, lived in Savannah GA therefore did travel to visit Jax a few times!! Sounds like you got yourself a nice big flock!!
     
  7. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  8. Brahmas_R_Awesome

    Brahmas_R_Awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    They are great! I have been fortunate in that I bought 20 chicks and still have 20. They are very healthy it seems. Especially the Brahmas. They are my biggest and HEAVIEST! I get 13-15 eggs a day. I still have some slackers that aren't laying yet but I don't know which ones. I put a little "FRESH EGGS" sign in my front yard and I sell all that I get. I can't believe how popular fresh eggs are! I even have some folks that want to buy some of my chickens for meat. I'm considering raising some just for meat for sale.
     
  9. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hello:frow(from down the road!!!)
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    There are many people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!
    Enjoy!:wee
     
  10. Sublight

    Sublight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Neighbor from Pensacola!
     

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