New chicken farmer as of February this year

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rob Sivulka, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Rob Sivulka

    Rob Sivulka In the Brooder

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    Hello fellow chicken enthusiasts,

    I live in West Jordan, UT. I'm a Christian (no, I'm not Mormon even though I live in UT) missionary as well as an online philosophy professor.

    Just started raising 4 RIR chicks on President's Day (February 20, 2012). They were born on Valentine's Day.

    I guess what really made me become a chicken farmer is that my wife is wanting us to eat more organic, however the cost is, as you know, quite a bit. I've been planting lots of fruits and vegetables for the past couple years, and so raising chickens seemed to be the next step. In addition, a number of our friends were getting into it as well. I'm so happy I made the decision to become a chicken farmer... despite the fact that initial set-up costs make me wonder when we'll start saving $ on eggs! No matter... we're in it for the long-haul.

    Here's a shot of our chicken coop and run: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f....550845859007.2077311.68603109&type=3&theater.

    Rob Sivulka
     
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
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  4. Rob Sivulka

    Rob Sivulka In the Brooder

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    Thx much 1Muttsfan!
     
  5. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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  6. ACargill

    ACargill Chirping

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    [​IMG] You can find an enormous amount of information here! We just started with 12 chicks in March and we truly love the experience we are having so far! I am now looking into starting my own mealworm farm to have treats for the chickens this winter and I am also researching hatching eggs but I need to build an additional coop and run first because I want them to be separate from our free range flock.
     
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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. Nice pen. :thumbsup
     
  9. Fierlin1182

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    Hello and :welcome

    Sounds like a good plan! Love your avatar too, it's cute. :p
    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  10. sumi

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