It started with chickens...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chelliance, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Chelliance

    Chelliance Chirping

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    Good morning!

    Been lurking for almost 2 years on the forums - basically since we decided to buy land and homestead. We moved out to the country last summer and started planning and planning and planning and etc.

    Finally someone told us "You'll never FEEL ready, just do it!" So we took the leap with a dozen EE from TSC at easter. Thought it was appropriate. We built an 8x12 chicken tractor. Then last month hubby was given 14 fertilized eggs from a family friend which we hatched out. We now have 10 babies in the brooder box (2 were not fertile, eggtopsy showed of the other 2 we lost 1 around 1 week. The other was fully formed just never pipped).

    And thanks to all the great information here - Charlie and Darwin survived to become chicks 9 and 10 with assisted hatching.

    The chicken math is about to begin. Of the chicks we have 2 female CCL 4 males and 4 OE which we think are all males. Pretty sure they are a maran mix of some sort but not positive. The flock they can from was quite diverse.

    We hope to add BCM, welsummers, and maybe some BO to the mix. Our goal is to start growing our flock to around 100 once the perm coop is finished this fall. Then come the goats, pigs, rabbits. Thus the title....

    So a huge thank you to this community for all the info and encourgement you didnt even realize you were dishing out!

    HAPPY CHICKENIN' YA'LL!!!
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    What is the fate of all those cockerels?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your expanding flock.
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  5. Perris

    Perris Crowing

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  6. Chelliance

    Chelliance Chirping

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    We will keep at least one of the Cream Legbars for sure. Probably try to trade the others as a 2 for one rooster swap to diversify the CL gene pool. As for the OE, I am guessing at least a few may end up gracing the table. While we love our babies, we are a working homestead - tiny house and all!
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

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  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens:yesss:
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Once you get chickens, it opens the gateway for all sorts; ducks,geese,quail,turkeys, guineas, pigs, goats, sheep, emus! Yes, BYC has an Emu forum too.:ya
     

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