Howdy from the flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by einhard, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. einhard

    einhard Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2011
    Hi folks! Greetings from Mississippi!

    I grew up with chickens and have fond memories of gathering up the eggs with my little brother, filling up our red wagon, and going to all the neighbors (quite a trek out in the country!) delivering eggs once a week. Now that I have kids (ages 4 & 2), I thought it'd be fun to get back into chicken farming. There was an old donkey barn on the property, so we converted that into a workable chicken coop. I have 3 pretty large outdoor runs with netting over the top to keep out the hawks, and we rotate those once a week or so so the girls have fresh greens to scratch around in. Right now, I have 6 Barred Rocks (really beautiful chicken in my book) and 8 Rhode Island Reds. Some of the friendliest little fellas you've ever seen. The kids go into the run with them and everybody just follows them around. They're probably a bit spoiled...

    In a couple of weeks, we have our next batch coming from the hatchery. I added more RIRs, Rocks and some Araucanas for the pretty eggs.

    I've been lurking here at BYC for about a year as I was planning out the chicken project. Now that summer is here, I thought I'd join up and get involved in this great community. Today's project was to install a pecker waterer. I took some video, so sometime soon I'll post that link if anyone's interested.

    Other hobbies include working (playing!) with technology, stringing up christmas light displays and playing with my kids. My wife and I are both school teachers, so we're also busy helping our 150 other children during the year. [​IMG]

    Anyway, glad to be here and meet y'all! [​IMG]
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    Glad you joined

  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Hi there! [​IMG] Welcome from western Kentucky! so glad you decided to officially join us! You'll find tons of helpful information, lots of friendly, gracious people who are generous with their time & expertise, lots of witty banter and good-natured ribbing, topics of conversation so varied you could spend hours going through them (trust me on this one! [​IMG] ) -- in short, what's not to love? [​IMG] Pull up a comfy chair and stay a while! [​IMG]
  5. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  6. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    White Bluff, TN
    [​IMG] from middle Tennessee!
  7. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. [​IMG]
  9. chi-rn

    chi-rn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2011
    Welcome from NC![​IMG]
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Previously Barred Babies Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!

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