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Introducing, from Arkansas, HotChickMagnet

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HotChickMagnet, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. HotChickMagnet

    HotChickMagnet New Egg

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    Howdy Folks,

    HotChickMagnet here. I'm completely new to raising chickens, but in an effort to eat better quality foods and enjoy a new hobby, I've ventured into the chicken raising field. I've been researching this new endeavor for a month or so now pretty heavily. I have a couple degrees, one of them being in Horticulture; now while thats not Agriculture, I still thoroughly enjoy growing things. My career is in the Entertainment industry, but I'm on a bit of a quest to become an organic farmer on side. I'm really intrigued in becoming very self-sufficient, hopefully having a homestead someday. Of course I will have to have some modern technologies in there too. I've had gardens all my life, but would like to get into more of an ecological cycle. Food scraps to the compost pile to BSFL to chickens with natural vegetation and such to healthy eggs to me and my friends/family and fecees back to the lawn and garden. Everyone knows all the benefits of raising chickens, so I won't go into it anymore.

    I'm looking to raise Ameraucanas, Black Australorps, and probably Delawares. Not only will they meet my needs and wants, I can show them in the open category at the county fair, if I so choose. I'm going to start off with started pullets, because work is too demanding to be raising chicks at the current time.

    Does anyone know of any breeders in Arkansas that sells these breeds, which have been free-ranged and feed a healthy diet of bugs, grass, and organic feed?

    That's all for now,

    HotChickMagnet
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You might try posting in your state thread if anyone knows of local birds like you are looking for. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/37675/arkansas-folks-speak-up and if you do a search you can find breed threads for them and maybe people who don't check the state thread, ie https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...for-posting-pictures-and-discussing-our-birds and https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/316084/australorps-breed-thread and https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/249618/show-off-your-delawares-pic-heavy and don't forget the BYC Buy Sell Trade forum.
     
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  3. chickwhispers

    chickwhispers A French Hen

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    Welcome for sure. I think you'll find a lot of good info here! And I know you'll have fun with the chicks!
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What Kelsie has suggested! Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. TwoCrows

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

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    Yep, Kelsie has you on a good path!!

    Good luck in all your poultry adventures and enjoy BYC!
     

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