Longtime Lurker, first time caller

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DMSelena, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. DMSelena

    DMSelena Just Hatched

    Aug 25, 2016
    Hey y'all.

    I live in SE Texas river-bottom country, and I've been lurking this site for years after I started my chicken obsession upon moving out to the country from the Big City.

    My husband and I both work from home, which is a small bit of acreage with a natural pond. We mainly raise chickens and ducks, though we've had turkeys, guinea fowl, a minipig (she's still with us), and various other creatures, domestic and wild, take their ease here at what we lovingly call "Druid House". My main gig is in marketing communications (husband is a programmer), but the rest of my time is spent managing our permaculture farm.

    I thought I'd go ahead and register an account, since I've started developing my own little breeding program, aiming for a sustainable landrace bird that does well in this environment. To be very clear about it: I am not breeding to standard. When I say "landrace", I am not talking about Icelandics, etc. I have been introducing various breeds into my flock selected for certain characteristics that will, hopefully, make their offspring more suited to our particular climate.

    I'll get into more detail in another post, but that's what I'm up to so you know why I'm here.

    Nice to meet everyone!

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Heather. That's a very ambitious project - wish you much success.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Heather and thanks for joining us here at BYC. I too like to "play around" with mixing breeds, but its just more of an interest than an end goal - still fun though!

    As a long time lurker, you already know your way around the site, so please make yourself at home.

    Best wishes
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Heather, and :welcome. Happy you joined us. Very intriguing project! I wish you all the success in the world! :)

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