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Married At Chicken Stock And Here Again

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Flight Of Fancy, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Flight Of Fancy

    Flight Of Fancy Out Of The Brooder

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    I used to be at the old site but life happens and drifted off. Even remarried in 2006 at TX Chicken Stock hosted by Carla, AllenWranch(a BLAST). I don't think she comes here much though nowadays. Was Miss Amara and dubbed by the powers that be the official Henbassador, cracked me up. Guess I had the time and the site was small enough I could give everyone a hug on the way in and always tried to play peace maker.

    Been raising some birds underground for a few years (silkie/cochin crosses) after losing the farm when I got sick but as life evolves it is cheaper now to have a farm again! Seems with age the birds keep me busier, or I am just more tired. Things that have changed is I am a grandma now, heehee!

    I have had a couple big flocks recently again and find I am just bent to stick with my old standbys. Got some sex links on order so I will have enough eggs to donate to the church pantry come summer(not religious but inlaws are and load boxes for the food drive every week and you don't have to be religious to care, right?). Got my EE's because if you can have green eggs and ham why wouldn't you? Grew up on that story and when I saw it could be reality it was like "hell ya!". Have some Faverolles as my latest super smart youngest is in love and she made straight A's all year and this was what she wanted when I said she deserved a treat. Have a couple other breeds but just one or two of each. A dozen Red Caps but I am just not getting into them. Seem nice and awesome foragers but eggs are small and mine seem to lack personality. Maybe because once the coop is open they have to fly 50 ft or so and run 200 hundred before happy. They don't even come in for scraps. Have another meat flock of 50 coming in next week but those too seem lacking in personality too. They eat, sleep, and poo. Turning them out even seems a waste of time as they just huddle around the feeder and lay down if not eating. Have another 35 in ducks for the freezer fighting the snow to grow so slow, and an older 5 pekin flock for layers.

    Hmm what else has life dealt? My eldest son graduates college in 4 months and he was JR High when I was on here last! My son I just potty trained has one more year of HS from last time I joined. My baby I had at the wedding (yes, we are nontraditional if you have not gathered) starts middle school next year and is as big as me now and steals all my clothes. And my next to eldest child gave me an awesome grandson and did the honor to make him look like me hahaha.

    For the life of me I can't remember the "hippy chick's" name from Austin at my wedding/chicken stock who escorted my girl, who made me a grandma, off to play swords with watermelons. If she is here she will know it. Just thanks, I still think the best time of her life. Certainly one of her best memories.

    I have certainly downsized to a 2 1/2 acres place but the up side is my neighbor owns the surrounding 400. I live on a parcel his grandma owned and sold off and have single neighbor with 5. So we own the land but they own "ALL" the land. Fun place on a scenic route. In summer loads of bikes and Winter I am always stopping for the deer.

    I hope I can be of help to novice owners and underground owners. Duck owners too. Others, I will come to for advice as I expand. I think chicken raising is only as hard as you make it. I have always found it so painfully simple we should all do it. You can over complicate anything in life, I have learned to Zen it. And dang it I don't think I could accidentally kill a chicken if you follow a few basic health rules. Good food, fresh air, and room. Only ones that die here are for food after a spoiled life and a lot of gratitude. Never lost one of those before time either. Did lose a silkie/cochin cross once to bindness :( heartbroken.
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, welcome back then!!

    I love Cochins!! they are like my all time favorite breed. I've never had a cochin silkie cross, but plan to get a few and add them to my bantam mix of Cochins, millies, and a few japanese bantams. I also have a layer coop, a duck coop, and a meat breeding/raising coop. It pretty busy around here [​IMG]

    I also love your avatar...is he yours? what is his/her name? What breed is he? haha, i also adore dogs. And almost any other animal that moves, lol. except brown recluse spiders...i got bit by one once, and was in bed for a couple weeks and on crutches a couple more. Love other spiders though...specially tarantula's, i keep them as pets.

    Well, i should stop...if i keep going, i'll end up writing a book!

    Well, again, welcome! Glad to have you :)
     
  3. Flight Of Fancy

    Flight Of Fancy Out Of The Brooder

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    LMAO, You know 30 years back I'd go to grandma's to catch the Texas Cinnamon Spiders and sell them to pet stores and news paper ads before the internet was here. In Jr H it was a living. Nasty side was those breed of tarantula did not rear up before a bite, but just dropped down and got ya. Texas thing I think. In HS I had a pet zebra spider. He made a deathly leap one day from my hand. :( They get a wild hair, they get a wild hair. Sorry, you intrigued and engaged LOL.

    As for my meat coop I decided to play a bit this next round for kicks and plan to save my runt slow growing females. I have a couple standard Cornish roos coming in with them. Figured why not? It'll play out or not. Bright side is hubby does not mind entertaining me. Lord, love my hubby and his never ending support for my play. If it works out I will share, if not too. Never too old to learn and play.

    The puppy in the pic... LMAO... OMG She is horrible, so dang horrible and I love her for it. She is NOT EVERYTHING a decent dog should be and it makes me laugh daily. She is 6 years now and still not house broken. Everyone in the house swears she'd be dead or killed without me. I put a PeePee pad out daily just in case. I just love the train wreck she is. She is a dapple toy dachshund. Kids bought her with their piggy bank money (change) a month after my 13 year old Great Pyrenees died. I was just not moving or getting out of bed so they acted. They named her Penny since she was piggy bank money. She was discount because of a bad tear duct too... She is the worst/most awesome dog ever.

    AND OMG don't get me started on recluses! That is a KS thing if anything! I am native Houstonian never having that issue and when I came to KS they were everywhere! My fridge was in storage for a stint and now is in the garage because I saw a recluse drop out on the way in. I was "Oh no, hell no" That is certainly a messed up Midwestern thing!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome back to the flock. Love your little dapple mini doxie. How could that angel ever get into trouble?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - hugs are still appropriate. [​IMG]
     
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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