Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RZOELLIN, Apr 19, 2019.


    RZOELLIN In the Brooder

    Hello all,
    My name is Bob Zoellin and I picked up the chicken habit about 3 years ago. I currently have 125+ birds of several different breeds. Ayam Cemanis, Liege Fighters, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Erminettes, Marans, Barnevelders, Mille Fleurs, Polish, Silkies, Ameraucanas, Dampierres, Vorwerk, Anconas, Swedish Blacks and Flowers, an Olive Egger, Cochins regular and Bantam, Isbars, Orusts, Smaalands, & Rhode Island Reds. I mostly have them for the eggs but I do breed for my own flock. I do not raise my chickens for dinner. I feed non gmo feed with treats of organic vegetables and melons. I want to start a mealworm production to remove the ones I currently buy (to better know the quality). The birds all get to free range during the day and all into secure coops at night. I am a retired truck driver and I coach the local high school softball team.
    I’ve used BYC several times for the advice on the care of my flock and have found the community to be very helpful and willing to share experience. I want the best for my birds and have a vet that is mobile. Bio security is a practice that we take seriously but things do happen. I’m hoping that after the VND that is currently rearing it ugly head here in California passes, I will be breeding for the selling of chicks in the future.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Bob. Welcome to Backyard Chickens .
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  3. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

    Feb 5, 2018
    Northwest Oregon
    My Coop
    hello-smiley.gif Glad you joined. Best wishes with your breeding program!
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
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  5. Perris

    Perris Crowing

    Jan 28, 2018
    Gower, Wales
    hello Bob @RZOELLIN ! welcome to BYC :frow
    that's a really interesting mix of breeds - including some I've never heard of. Will you post some info and pics in due course?
  6. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

    Jul 13, 2017
    Northport WA
    Wow! Those are some amazing breeds! Welcome to BYC! Glad you could join the Flock! Let me know if you need anything!:celebrate:wee:jumpy:thumbsup:welcome:yesss::woot
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with all of your breed's of chicken's, and I will be looking forward to you posting picture's of some of them. I have some Naked Neck/Breese mixes and they are laying egg's well, and they can handle our hot desert summer heat well, too. I'm just getting started into a few of the Silkie's now, and I've been looking for some of those nice Showgirl Silkie's, also.
  8. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello Bob and welcome to BYC - it’s great that you have joined us. Please make yourself at home.

    This is a useful link of “How to” BYC guides to take a look at announcements-feedback-issues-guides.3. I’d suggest including your location using the guide in the link. You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find your State's thread.

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
  9. luckychick105

    luckychick105 Songster

    May 4, 2017
    Hi and :welcome,
    glad you joined our flock here at BYC and I hope that you find any information that you might be looking for, now or in the future!
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy Bob :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate

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