New here - 25 years since we had chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mikiwiki, May 15, 2011.

  1. mikiwiki

    mikiwiki New Egg

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    When I was 4 years old, my parents moved from the city to the country. After 4 years in western Sonoma county, they moved to southern county to a house on 5 acres with the requisite horse barn and a "traveling band of gypsy chickens" as my dad called it.

    So now my husband and I along with our 3-year old live on this little ranch along with my parents and about 4 billion ticks. So I'm thinking it's time to have some free rangers and maybe guinea fowl. I really don't want to screw it up, and usually I over analyze things. So I'm reading everything and trying to decide what kind of a coop to build and how many birds to keep. We've got no fences, 4 cats, and the predators of raccoon, fox, coyote. I don't suppose I will get the tick control I'm after without free ranging, since the tractor method will take a long time to cover all 5 acres.

    Been enjoying this website very much, and I hope to understand the art better and get started with my birds before we are devoured by the 8-legged evil beasts!

    -Miki
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    [​IMG] from another Californian!
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  5. CH1CKENGUY

    CH1CKENGUY Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome to BYC from Texas!
     
  6. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! You have come to the coolest place on the internet for chicken knowledge.

    I started with chickens last summer and the people of BYC have been great. This year I have tried hatching and buying chicks for even more chickeny joy. Please visit my BYC Page for my blog links that you may find informative or amusing.
     
  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Too many ticks is as good a reason as any to get chickens [​IMG]
     
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    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  9. Desert Rooster

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  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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