New guy here!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Owingsia, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Owingsia

    Owingsia Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2012
    Saluda VA
    Hi all,

    My wife and I just got married and found a home on 5 acres in the country (I get to commute to work) Its been out dream. We plan to start a small pick your own apple orchard as well as a small farm. We also have plans to buy an additional 5 acres in the future to expand said orchard and farm.

    We currently started chickens this year and it has been an adventure. We have 20 total however 10 are still chicks and in the brooder.

    We have several different types of chickens and plan to get more this coming spring. My favorite is our buff cochin. We had a blue cochin however a dog got to her wile we were not home.

    we also have guine fowl (6) that are fun but a lot of trouble. They are also loud and obnoxious.

    We have two Japanese bantam roosters that are a bunch of fun. We had gotten 3 Japanese Bantams and two turned out to be boys. We have a buff and a black rooster and the hen is a black tail white. Kai is the black rooster and he is a hoot. He is probably the most vocal of all our chickens. Constantly babbling on about something. He is good at waking everyone up in the am but Kimchee out does him in the crowing. Actually they are both very vocal during the day with the chatter. I never know what they are getting on about but they constantly talk to me when im doing work. They are not loud just constant like I said.

    Our hens are fun as well as they love to get out and explore. We only free range when we are home. They have a large hen house and run however, once we get home in the evenings they come out and on the weekends they spend all their time during day light hours out having fun.

    This coming spring we plan on getting rohd island reds (my wife's favorite) and I want more cochins. I would like to get a silver lace wing polish crested because I think they look so good.

    I am also debating on getting more Japanese bantams. They are a lot of fun but I dont think we need more roosters and the place we get our chickens from can not promise Hens only with Japanese bantams.

    Well anyway,

    hello all.
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Owingsia, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Sounds like an idyllic situation you have planned. Love the orchard idea! Best of luck with your future poultry plans!! [​IMG]
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Sounds like y'all have a beautiful place :thumbsup
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Hello from rainy Pennsylvania! [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC!
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    [​IMG] from California! Wow an apple orchard and 5 acres I am so jealous! :)
  8. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Sounds like a great flock!!! Welcome!!
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Sounds like a wonderful plan. :thumbsup

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