Howdy from the southern Oregon coast!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by judehamilton, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. judehamilton

    judehamilton New Egg

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    Greetings to all, fellow chicken-peeps! I have found BYC to be a wealth of information and have had some real fun browsing posts for the heck of it. So here I am, all official-like, and I hope I can pitch in from time to time...hopefully more than I'll be asking for help from this wonderful community!

    I have a pretty busy little just-outside-the-city-limits operation going on here, with 19 blue and splash Orpingtons (though about half are crossed with other breeds, but are still blue!), 8 mottled and black Javas (but ONE WHITE peep! YAY!), an Americauna, and a big-britches "black broiler" hen who is just about the best thing going. I also have 5 Slate turkeys (can you tell I like blue feathers?!) and two big fat BB Bronze, plus two Khaki Campbell ducks. I also have a marvelous border collie/Australian shepherd and a black mutt doggie, plus a six-year-old farmer-in-training and a very tolerant husband. I've kept chickens and turkeys full-time for about six years now, and raise them for both eggs and meat. I know that we are lucky to free-range our poultry and raise them organically. This year is the first that I've hatched our own, both in an incubator and under a broody. I enjoy learning new things and am always willing to give it a try!

    I've lived on the southern Oregon coast for two years, but spent thirteen years in south-central Alaska, where I first realized that keeping chickens was a must. Chickens in Oregon are far more carefree year-round, and I like that they have the ability to free-range full-time in this super-mild climate.

    Many thanks in advance to all the good folks who will no doubt weigh in during some of my better head-scratching moments!

    Judy
     
  2. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    Hi, from NY! [​IMG]
     
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
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    Welcome to BYC...you will love it here!
     
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] That sounds like a great flock you have there!
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Central Florida sends a big welcome!
     

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