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

  1. Chicksatlast

    Chicksatlast New Egg

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    Hi Guys,
    I am so tickled to have found this site. I live in south central Indiana, am 61 years old and have my very first flock in the back yard as we speak. I moved into a rural area in '98, but with home construction, garden, etc., it took a while to get a coop built, fence up, etc. Now that this stage in my life is finally here (chicken stage), sometimes I upturn a 5 gal bucket and just sit there and watch them. It fills me with relaxation, laughter and curiousity all at the same time.

    After quite a bit of research, I settled on the Dorking breed. They are a threatened heritage breed and I loved everything I learned about them. They are living up to all of my expectations. Since I hope to provide clean, flavorful meat as well as fresh eggs for us, I ordered 10 roosters with the chickens so that I couldn't back down once they are large enough for the freezer. It appears that it will be 5 months to maturity for this breed, so I may be looking for a little moral support by August [​IMG].

    Marilyn
     
  2. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From sunny San Dieago Ca Its great haveing you here
     
  3. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG] glad you are here,you'll get lots of support here... [​IMG]
     
  4. bullyforme

    bullyforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy, welcome, I'm a newbie too and I loooove it! I have to say about 90% of the questions I've had about my new chicken hobby have been answered, correctly, here! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri! [​IMG]
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  8. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    Hello [​IMG] & [​IMG] from oklahoma!
     
  9. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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