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

  1. Gail Laubenthal

    Gail Laubenthal Songster

    Jun 20, 2017
    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.
    CapricornFarm likes this.

  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Must hatch more Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    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

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Gail and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

    Best wishes
  4. Flufferes

    Flufferes Poke

    Apr 30, 2017
    A Location
    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

    Nov 7, 2015
    Southwestern MB, Canada
    :frow Hi Gail! :welcome

    Glad you joined the flock!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens Gail, :celebrate

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