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!