JR FAD Farm is here and new!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jrfadfarm, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. jrfadfarm

    jrfadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Hello! I am Jackie - Our farm, which i hope we can make our business one day, is Jr Fad Farm - all the initials of our family Members. Jackie, Ryan, Finley, Abby, Daniel. We've enjoyed gardening for a few years and finally added chickens to our family. 8 hens, 1 rooster. We are mainly wanting to concentrate on egg laying and breeding for now, then once ready, raise chickens for meat. We are the weird people who feel there is an impending event that will cause society to fall - yes...i did preface with weird. We want to be ready for such a crazy thing. SO, we are gardening, canning, and raising animals as we feel we can handle it.

    I hope i can get a lot out of this forum - im ready to learn.

    I've already got a few questions, so maybe they'll get answered.

    Jackie
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Jackie, welcome to BYC. Not sure about that 'society fail', but self sufficiency/competency is a good thing.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Jackie, Welcome to Backyard chickens - hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     
  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Wishing you the best of luck with your farm in the future. Lots of questions are always welcome with many other members there to help you.

    Enjoy BYC I am sure you will :frow
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Jackie. Glad you decided to our flock. If sheer egg production is your primary goal, I would suggest getting Black Sex Links (Black Stars) which are hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds or hybrids you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your farm! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us.
     

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