New from Greensboro, NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ebjeffers, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ebjeffers

    ebjeffers New Egg

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    Very glad I found this site. Very interested in raising a few birds for my family. anyone in this area that can offer help greatly appreciated.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    Hello from SC!
     
  3. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    [​IMG] from Bryson City, NC! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from a fellow North Carolinian!

    What kind of chickens are you interested in? Pets? Meat? Egg-layers?

    Melissa
     
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    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  8. ebjeffers

    ebjeffers New Egg

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  9. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  10. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:gg layers/ pets

    The first time I got chickens (in March!), I got straight run chicks from a local lady - and ended up with 7 boys and 3 girls!!! If you don't want the hassle of finding another home for roosters/processing them/ or building a separate facility for them, I would recommend ordering female chicks from a hatchery. The hatcheries are running some great deals this time of year, which could save you some $$. I recently ordered the 25 large-fowl all pullet special from My Pet Chicken (I split the order with a neighbor) and all the chicks were healthy and a great variety of different breeds. It saved me over $30 from my original plan to order fewer chicks, because of the shipping.

    We ended up keeping our roosters because they are pets - we spent a lot of time with them as chicks (that is a big part of the fun of having chickens, I think!) but when they all reached maturity, the boys pestered the poor girls into hiding. So we ended up separating them. We already have a few livestock buildings for our other animals, so it wasn't too much hassle to make separate living quarters.

    Good luck with your chicken adventure! It is very fun and addicting. [​IMG]

    Melissa
     

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