I am finally joining this forum after years of perusing! You are my people!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by babicombe, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. babicombe

    babicombe New Egg

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    I'm Trish and have kept a flock of 3-7 for about 14 years. I live on 1/2 acre near the ocean north of Santa Cruz, Ca. in the farm belt. Lots of predators here! And it's a fantastic place for chickens, if you have an electric fence! The fence, which I've only had 1 year, changed everything. It never fails, unless it's turned off.

    I have 3 Araucanas and 3 Rhode Island Reds, the latter of which I just bought from a local pastured chicken farm. Great deal! 14 mos. old and laying - to replace the 2 Araucanas I thought the bobcat killed (fence was off!). But one showed up 6 days later!

    I'm also a sea kayaker, avid whale watcher (from the kayak, on the Monterey Bay), surfer, and mountaineer. But chicken farming makes me really happy.

    My boyfriend just ran electricity (for the fence) and water ( to be able to water plants I'll put in the chicken yard & freshen their water) to the coop and, well, I get excited about stuff like that!


    Love to hear your questions, stories and remedies.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    Great to have you here, enjoy the forums! :D
     
  4. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from West TN !!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Wow, you get to watch whales! I have always wanted to see large groups of whales passing by. Enjoy them!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy all your adventures in life!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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