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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gail Laubenthal, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. Gail Laubenthal

    Gail Laubenthal Songster

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    I have been raising a very small flock of hens for the past 3 years. I started with 6, then moved to 12, then to 18 and now have 50 (mostly hens). I love to incubate eggs each spring so my young grandchildren can begin to understand the cycles of life. This year I hatched 17 new chicks that were all from my hens and the one rooster I have. I also bought 25 day old chicks and 3 Marans (2 month old hens and a rooster).

    I have 3 grown children who love our farm fresh eggs and have put an egg sign in the front yard...I have lots of happy customers for these free range chicken eggs. I suspect in the fall when these young hens mature, I will have a booming egg business, which is really a hobby. The egg money pays for my chicken, sheep, and dog food expenses. We are building a new half-hoop coop to house all of the birds, as we have outgrown our make-shift coops and brooders.
     
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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Gail!
    Sounds like you have your hands full of fun with animals!
    Welcome to BYC.

    Here is a video that will help you learn how to navigate this site.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi Gail and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. Flufferes

    Flufferes Poke

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    Hi, Gail Laubenthal, and welcome to the BYC flock! It is a pleasure to meet you :)
     
  5. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

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    :frow Hi Gail! :welcome

    Glad you joined the flock!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens Gail, :celebrate
     

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