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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by zoomzoom, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. zoomzoom

    zoomzoom Out Of The Brooder

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    Just moved to Greeneville in June, from WI. We are busy building a human house, then will build the Chicken house...only bird I have now is a Blue and Gold Macaw LOL! Looking forward to having a few chickens...my husband grew up on a farm and it has taken me over a year to finally convince him to have a few chickens if I clean their house....I've already designed one on wheels so it can help me distribute their fertilizer in my garden. Trust me the poor TN soil can use all the help I can give it! I want nice mannered girls that will get along and that will get accustomed to people.
     
  2. Hello and welcome to BYC! Great to have you aboard on this crazy chicken world! :D
     
  3. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]TO BYC zoomzoom! What a nice story, sounds lovely! I can imagine how fun planning that must be. What a dream to design and build your forever home!


    Look into Coronation Sussex. A little bit more expensive, but worth the price. They are very people friendly, lay wonderful large brown eggs, and are also a good dual purpose meat bird. I love the look of them. Picture is above.. forsome reason it wouldn't let me put it below. Good Luck! Let us know how it goes!

    MB
     
  4. zoomzoom

    zoomzoom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the pictures of your really pretty birds! I am so jealous...I want our house finished, the chicken coop finished and my bathtub installed, I HATE SHOWERS! LOL!!
    Where does a person purchase these birds. My girlfriend's brother has some kind of brown chickens he said I could have some of his chicks, but they look kind of puny and my other friend has guinea hens and their eggs are too small. Thank you for any help you can send my way!
     
  5. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi!

    I am not sure of your budget, but there are many great farms that are certified, sell healthy birds, and are NPIP certified. This stands for National Poultry Improvement Plan. THey test for certain diseases, and when a farm is approved that is a great start. Ask any where you want to possible buy birds from if they are. It is just like buying a puppy. There are good reputable breeders, and then there are people who cut corners, and the health of the animal does not come first.

    Here is a link to a website that I like. They carry the Coronation Sussex I talk about, and also have many other nice breeds. They are also on Facebook, if you want to connect with her. She will help answer your questions.

    http://www.sunnysideupmicrofarm.com/index.html

    I ordered my chicks from Meyer hatchery. They also have a great website to read about a lot of the different breeds. My birds arrived healthy and safe.

    http://www.meyerhatchery.com/

    These two links are a great start to even just start reading and daydreaming! This website is a great place to find out just about anything. Take the time to go to the Learning Center link at the top of the page. Also any thing you may want to research just plug into the search box on the Forums tab. You will find lots of threads that come up on most any topic!

    Happy day dreaming!

    MB
     
  6. zoomzoom

    zoomzoom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so very much, I've spent hours and hours on the Meyers site...so much to learn!
    We have a couple of acres, and also vultures, so want the chickens to have good cover, my husband has had to run out a
    few times and shoot off his shotgun, to keep them away from my mini-poos!
     
  7. Shellz

    Shellz Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a common misconception that vultures eat living things. In fact, vultures only eat carrion. Dead critters.
     
  8. zoomzoom

    zoomzoom Out Of The Brooder

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    That's good to know. Wonder what one of the vultures would do if they went to pick up one of my girls who was laying
    out sunning herself, they would both be pretty surprised, I'd say! LOL!!
     
  9. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like they would still eat it...vultures have been known to pick apart things that are mostly dead, or they thought were dead...So...I have also seen vultures nab fish that were alive. So....They do enjoy dead things, but have been known to eat things with a currently beating heart.
     

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