Howdy from Middle Tn

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by believer01, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. believer01

    believer01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Morning BYC!

    I've been reading here for months now and really enjoy the fellowship and learning. You all seem to truly care about one another and your animals.

    I brought home 4 hens this April, just a month before the horrific flooding around Nashville. Saved them all, and since have added one. They are more entertaining than any sitcom I've ever seen, and far more family friendly, too! There's not a single purebred among them ~ 2 silkie mixes and 3 large girls. I love to see them bounding across the yard when I call wuuuhoooo!. Learned quickly not to wear sandels around them (toes = worms). Have already had to deal with scaly leg mites, an attack that took half the feathers on Miz Scarlett (she's fully recovered), and a broody that wouldn't give up. Hoping to get a solar heated waterer for Christmas!!!

    We also have 3 horses we don't ride (don't ask, [​IMG] ); dogs and cats we've found or rescued and 2 grown children......a son in the Air Force, currently in Afghanistan; and a daughter who skydives out west & lives there too.

    I use natural methods/remedies as much as possible and have been able to save most all of them so far. Even the uncooperative hubby [​IMG]

    Hope I won't wear out my welcome with all my questions, but there's still so much to learn.
     
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  2. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to byc [​IMG] i am in south west tenn
    we never get tired about question being asked

    here is a thread about tenn pple and their chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5316780#p5316780
    here some urls about how to make a water heather for your chickens
    cookie tin heater by hinkjc
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=107951

    Terracotta heater by BrewedInNh
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5163484#p5163484


    Clay Pot Chicken Water Heater by phoneman40
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5315115#p5315115
    or here
    page 1 #4
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5313195#p5313195

    Thermo Cube[​IMG] Thermostatically Controlled Outlet
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/livest...t/stock-tanks-accessories/stock-tank-heaters/
     
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  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

    Happy Holidays

    From S&N Livestock and ThePoultryBarn
     
  4. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    [​IMG] from Leiper's Fork! I bought my first chickens (as an adult anyway) back in April, too! It has been fun learning all I can here on this website. You can type any subject you are curious about in the search box at the top right of the forum screen and it will pull up past discussions. This reduces the number of same questions asked over and over, and you don't have to wait for someone who knows the answer to post it! Anyway...welcome and read, read, read!
     
  5. J.Pryce

    J.Pryce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Ypsilanti, Michigan. How's the weather down there now. Occasionally I can pick up WSM radio & heard last week your weather was similiar to what we had here.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi
     
  8. believer01

    believer01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Thanks everyone! Appreciate the info and the welcome! Sunflower I'm working my way thru those threads you provided....thanks!
     
  9. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from N. W. Tennessee
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
     

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