New Beginnings!

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

  1. ORPinGA

    ORPinGA Hatching

    Mar 8, 2012
    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.
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome back, and good luck with your plans!
  3. Cluckspert13

    Cluckspert13 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2013
    Welcome back! Glad to have you and good luck with your plans!
    P.S. Pekins and Mallards can cross breed?
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, ORPinGA, and [​IMG]! Welcome back to the flock! Best of luck to you and your hatchery plans!!

  5. ORPinGA

    ORPinGA Hatching

    Mar 8, 2012
    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 Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome back to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
  7. homesteadlizzy

    homesteadlizzy In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2007
    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

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    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

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Orpingtons are lovely chickens. Here's some info and reviews on the breed, if you're interested:

  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

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