Howdy from the southern Oregon coast!

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

  1. judehamilton

    judehamilton Hatching

    Aug 22, 2010
    Coos Bay, Oregon
    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!

  2. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Apr 25, 2010

    Hi, from NY! [​IMG]
  3. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster 8 Years

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

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    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
    Central Florida
    Central Florida sends a big welcome!

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