New Beginnings!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ORPinGA, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. ORPinGA

    ORPinGA New Egg

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    Hello Everyone!

    Long time BYC'er here about to start a new beginning! I joined BYC for the first time back in 2000 and was an active member for about 7 years. When I went to college I sold my flock and havent really been back since. I got married last may and my wife and I are in the process of building back up everything I once had in the world of chickens.

    Just a little background information...

    When I joined BYC I was 12 Years old. I had nothing but Buff Orpingtons. I then expanded from there and got probably 12 different breeds and at one point had over 700 chickens! I started my own Hatchery when I was about 15 and I shipped chickens all over the USA. At the same time I also started a Egg Company in my hometown and I sold lots of eggs. I also sold chickens at local chicken sales and auctions. I wasnt really making a lot of money but for a 15 year old, I enjoyed it.

    It is my dream to open a Big Time Hatchery in South Georgia where I live. I have all the plans in place, it is just going to take a while to put the plans into action.

    I look forward to being back at BYC and being a part of the BYC Family again. I bring a vast amount of chicken knowledge to the table because of what I learned on BYC at such a young age.
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    Right now I have some ducks... A Pekin and a couple of Pekin/Mallard mixes. I also have 2 geese (a Tufted Roman and a Chinese).
    I also have several Silkies. My mother still has some (about 12) of my remaining flock from when I graduated high school at her house.

    ****I found my Avatar on my old Photobucket account...It is the same one I used 10 years ago!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome back, and good luck with your plans!
     
  3. Cluckspert13

    Cluckspert13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome back! Glad to have you and good luck with your plans!
    P.S. Pekins and Mallards can cross breed?
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ORPinGA, and [​IMG]! Welcome back to the flock! Best of luck to you and your hatchery plans!!
     
  5. ORPinGA

    ORPinGA New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! Cluckspert they can cross breed. My mallards are male and the pekins are female. Its a little tough on those little guys with the big mama's but they undoubtedly get the job done! I will post a pic of two of the mutts! They are actually pretty ducks! Both of my mallards and one of my Pekin females got killed last week by a raccoon! We took care of that situation though!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome back to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. homesteadlizzy

    homesteadlizzy Out Of The Brooder

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    My father had buff orpingtons when he was a kid on his farm during the great depression. How did you like them? I have been considering them for my flock. I am new to chicken keeping so would they be good for first timers??
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome back to BYC [​IMG] Wow, it sounds like you were quite the entrepreneur when you were 15! Hope your future plans will turn out to be as successful again!
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Orpingtons are lovely chickens. Here's some info and reviews on the breed, if you're interested:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/orpington
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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