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Howdy, from S. Texas!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrushyHillGuide, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. BrushyHillGuide

    BrushyHillGuide Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2015
    Hey there y'all!

    I signed up for BYC after lurking for a while and learning a lot. Once we decided to build a permanent coop, I decided it was time to join a community of chicken lovers, where I could learn and get accurate information to be a more responsible and productive chicken owner.

    I'm the manager of a large hunting and cattle ranch but I've only recently gotten an interest in chickens. We live on 24 acres near the ranch and have plenty of room for our birds to range. We started with 3 NH Reds and 3 Wynadottes but we're down to 1 red and 2 Wynadottes, due to predators. As a professional predator hunter, that's a little embarrassing but, by the time we realized we had a problem, we had already lost 3 birds. I've more than evened the score since. Lol! Anyway, we learned a lesson and we'll be much more prepared by the time we buy some more chicks in the spring.

    Our ultimate goal is to have 6-8 layers and some meat birds; and to try and get away from buying ANY chicken products in the grocery store. We already buy virtually NO red meat, living primarily off wild game; so raising chickens seemed like the natural progression.

    I really appreciate the forum and hope to learn a lot!
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. My wife and I were both raised in the great state of Texas. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. BrushyHillGuide

    BrushyHillGuide Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2015
    Thanks for the warm welcome!
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC. As you have already discovered everything wants to eat our birds. Somehow I feel that you are capable of dealing with that.
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  8. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2013

    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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