Howdy from South Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lca2654, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. lca2654

    lca2654 New Egg

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    After a long time with no chickens we are back with a small starter flock of 4. Amazing what you can forget, lol. I had an ongoing flock 20 years ago and got wiped out by a hurricane. Was raised on a large northern farm but have been in the south for 30 plus years. Would love to meet others in the deep south who are interested in chickens. Unique problems here with the heat and humidity and constant predators. Hope to learn tons!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and back to poultry raising. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    Good luck with your flock! To chat with other Southern poultry keepers, locate your state thread: Where am I? Where are you!
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Great to hear you are now back into chicken keeping :celebrate Hope you are able to find lots of other chicken keepers in the link Wyandottes7 has left for you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, be sure to ask any questions you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly.
    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome back to chickens - glad you joined the BYC flock
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  9. lca2654

    lca2654 New Egg

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    3 Rhode Island Reds and a Black sex link I think, all hens. Nothing fancy just from the farm store. We are hoping to relocate mid state soon and then we will have more. More of a figuring out what I forgot situation at the moment. Small coop with out door run, soon to be able to free range. My veggie garden (which I am VERY serious about :) is in the same corral so they are confined to the run for a bit more. We do have hawks in the area, so I want them to be a little older and figure out a way to protect the larger area . All are about 3 mos old now. To me they look as big as my adult birds that I had in Dade. The feet are HUGE.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If you have a female Black Sex Link, she will be black with some reddish or copper colored feathers in the neck area. Male BSLs look a lot like Barred Rocks. Black Sex Links are friendly and hardy egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. If you are interested, you can post pics of your birds on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this and let our experts there ID them for you. Good luck with your flock.
     

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