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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EggyErin, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    N. Ga mountains
    Hello All - I've been lurking for a while and have learned a lot. Now I have a problem so I'm ready to join! I live in a tiny community in the N. Ga mountains and got my first hens back in October, already grown-ups - 2 New Hamps, 1 Auraucana, 1 Buff Orp and 1 bantam ??. I built my coop starting in April and by September it was done. I did most of it myself, thus the extended building time. But it's just what I wanted. I now have 4 month-old chicks - 3 Ameraucanas and 1 Silver-Laced Wyandotte. I also have 2 new cotton balls - a Maran and a Welsummer. A question: Is Maran pronounced as it would be in French, or as Maran or Maran (with the ran like I ran a race)? I have a husband who likes the chickens and indulges my animal time and expenses pretty well, 2 horses, a dog and 2 cats. We have a big garden and want more and more to provide as much food for ourselves as possible. My husband is an arborist so we always have lots of wood for building projects and firewood so we're pretty self-sustaining in many ways. I plan to sell some eggs to offset the feed costs, though the girls free-roam all around our yard, which is pretty big. I'm trying to coax them down to the manure pile but they're not willing to venture there yet. They don't realize that Nirvana awaits.... This looks like a fun and knowledgeable group and I'm happy to be a part. Please see my post in Raising Baby Chicks to help solve my little SLW's problem!
  2. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG]
  3. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to the forum. I also live in the north Georgia mountains - in Ellijay. Husband and I are currently in the 'brooder' phase
    with 52 two and a half week old chicks - Barred Rocks - that we ordered and received - day old - from Meyer Hatchery in Ohio.
    We originally ordered all Welsummers, two males and 15 females, but the hatchery called to tell us that the Welsummer females
    didn't hatch out so we had a choice from several breeds and chose the Barred Rocks. Problem for us is that they adjusted the
    number we would get based on the price difference - ok - fine so that meant we were supposed to get three male chicks and
    24 females - BUT - when they arrived they had sent us a double order so we had 54 chicks. Now our brooder box is really packed
    and we're fixing up the chicken house for them. We're pretty well into the 'homesteading' lifestyle as well and continue to work
    toward being as self sufficient as is practical for us.

    Elaine & Phillip
    Mountain View Farms
    Ellijay, GA
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    [​IMG] from NC! [​IMG]
  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from Kansas
  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR

    Glad you've officially joined in [​IMG]
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I think most pronounce it like I ran a race. But, I wonder if it's supposed to sound like Marons. Good question. [​IMG]
  8. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    Northwest Michigan
  9. Zgoatlady

    Zgoatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Enumclaw, WA
    My Coop
    BYC is the place to be lots of great information.
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington

    BYC is the place to be


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