New guy from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mj1angier, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. mj1angier

    mj1angier Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought I would drop a quick Hello to everyone. I have been lurking for about a month and thought I would go ahead and join the fun. I got 11, 2 day old Buff orpingtons on April 16. Paid for 10, got a free one thrown in. I thought that it being my first bunch I would lose some, but as of today I still have all 11- one of which turned out to be a roo. I brooded them in our spar bathtub till it got warm enough to move them out side. I took part of my 16 x 16 shelter and gave then a house that is 6x6 with a 10 x 12 covered run. They get to free range our fenced backyard when we are home. I was worried about our Boarder Collie and cats, but the chick have gotten big enough that they leave them alone. I am using deep ltter in their house and leaf litter in the run. I take my garden fork and fill up the wagon behind my lawn mower with as much leaf litter as it will hold and dump it in the run. they are more happy with it than they are with scratch grains!
    Thanks to all who post on here and help us new folks.
     
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  2. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to have another North Carolinian join the forum!

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    Melissa
     
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG], Glad you decided to join, you can learn so much on here and chicks are great. Enjoy this wonderful hobby. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. PriceFamilyFarms

    PriceFamilyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello for Henderson, NC and [​IMG]
     
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  6. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard! Glad to see another NC chicken owner join this awesome network of ideas and information. What part of NC do you live?[​IMG]
     
  7. mj1angier

    mj1angier Out Of The Brooder

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    I am about 30 miles southeast of Raleigh. But I have live in High Point, Lenoir, Henderson and a few othe places in NC. But never outside of NC.
     
  8. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! from Franklinton, NC [​IMG]
     
  9. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] from south carolina/ fla. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nice! We lived in Asheboro for many years but relocated to the beautiful and cooler mountains last year.
     

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