Joining the chicken family!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Stugirl, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Stugirl

    Stugirl Just Hatched

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    Greetings! I live in southern Maine with my husband and 12 roosters and 50 hens! My chicken adventure began in Nov 2014, when I adopted 13 chickens/roosters from an elderly women. I caught the chicken fever! In the spring of 2015, I ordered 40 hatchery chicks, then began hatching my own last year. I primarily raise chickens for egg production. I sell up to 13 dozen a week when the hens are laying their best. I have the following breeds: Rhode Island Reds, NH Reds, NJ Giants, Silver laced Wyandottes, Australorps, Americana, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Buff Rock, Blue Andalusians and a few Olive Eggers.
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Stu Girl. That snow sure keeps the chickens in place. Do your 12 roos get along, or are they separated?
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Stugirl, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Great looking flock and fine pictures! Best of luck to you, your hens, and your egg business! [​IMG]
     
  4. Stugirl

    Stugirl Just Hatched

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    Hi Drumstick Diva,

    I keep the whole flock together, including the roosters, in a retro fit box trailer, we call the "Chick-Inn Trailer"! On the days, that are extremely cold, or really bad weather, they stay inside the trailer. That's really only been 2-3 days at a time over the course of the winter. The roosters are much happier when they can get outside and have some extra space. When the snow is gone, the flock has an enclosed 60' x 80' chicken yard with a 6' buried fence covered by blueberry netting. I also have two chicken tractors that I use for breeding and broody hens. I can honestly say I don't have a mean rooster in the bunch. I make a habit of handling the roosters several times a week. Although, I will need to rehome about 1/2 of the roosters this spring to make room for the new comers.
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Really nice to know hear of good roosters. We mainly hear from people with very aggressive ones. You should offer "Stu Girls Finishing School for Roosters.
     
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  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Stugirl [​IMG] Welcome!

    Beautiful pictures!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Great pictures, you have some lovely birds and I like your set up!
     
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  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Howdy, and welcome to the flock! Glad you decided to join us, please make yourself at home here and enjoy BYC! :frow

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  9. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope to see you and your poultry around the forums!!!

    BTW those pics are beautiful!!
     
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