Mixed Flock'r from St. Louis

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gholmomma, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. gholmomma

    gholmomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2017

    I've lurked for a while, and joined. St. Louis is all stuck at home for the 4day weekend, so this seemed like a good time to investigate my plans for the flock. There are 5 of us here near New Melle. We keep:

    5 Turkey - 4 Midget Whites and one mis-breed BBB hen.
    9 Ducks - 3 crested Pekin and 6 Swedish
    Mixed Layer flock - I have a heart for Welsumers, but my "buyers" love the EasterEggers. My kids like SLWyandottes. One daughter loves her Buff Polish.

    My next big project is moving the ducks back to an old draft horse pond, but they need housing. I like to keep the "dinner chickens" JCX where the ducks are overwintering. It's well shaded and on the back side of the garden, with a coop barely off the ground - - perfect for those fatties. So there needs to be some construction and eviction.

    My kids are 4H'rs and we have fun with that aspect.

    I'd really like to hear from Turkey people, as they seem to cause me the most concern.

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Raising poultry with kids is really rewarding all the way around, glad to hear your kids are part of it all. I've never raised turkeys (tho they look like fun) but you have the link from redsoxs to get you started there.

    Good luck with all your projects, it's nice to have you here!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens [​IMG] It's so nice when the family gets involved.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  7. gholmomma

    gholmomma Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2017
    Thanks for the hospitality.
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Amy [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]

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