Introducing Me!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MrsWilmaRubble, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. MrsWilmaRubble

    MrsWilmaRubble New Egg

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    Hello. I have been lurking as a nonmember for about a month now and really appreciate the collective wisdom of this group.
    I am located in rural Manitoba and my husband and I are just starting our hobby farm on 20 acres. By day, I'm a high school teacher and the rest of the time I am raising 90 chicks. I started with 100 (50 layers and 50 cornish X). In the 2 1/2 weeks I've been doing this I only lost 2 layers but 8 cornish X (one this morning). Anyone else have a higher mortality rate with cornish X?
    Anyways, hello everyone. I have loads of questions and can't wait to get to know the regulars here.
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Twenty acres would be awesome to have!
     
  3. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello! A hobby farm sounds fabulous!

    Welcome from OHIO!
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. chickmashnoon

    chickmashnoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! I'm new too. 20 acers? how wonderful!!!

    From all the lurking I've done previous to signing up I think your health issues in your cornish is common. I'm no expert, but I distinctly remember them having weak hearts and overgrowth issues.

    But u are in the right place to find out!
     
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    It would be great to have 20 acres! You sound like you have a nice farm started [​IMG]
     
  9. janf1914

    janf1914 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! Glad you're here. Lucky you to have 20 acres. Sounds like a nice little farm! [​IMG]
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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