New Here and to foul.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DDMiniFarm, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. DDMiniFarm

    DDMiniFarm New Egg

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    Hi. I'm DaNel

    I live in Middle TN and I raise Miniature Horses. In May my husband and I decided to get Chickens of our own. Our neighbor had some and they came into our yard and ate our bugs. We loved it. But... we didn't get any eggs out of it. So we started building a new coop. My husband goes big. So we have a 8x16 coop. The neighbor about that time got out of chickens and gave us 3. Two roosters and a hen. They also gave us two Royal Palm Turkeys. So we now foul owners.

    After the coop was built I went the local hatchery and bought some bantam birds and a few or some different breeds. My husband also bought 5 Barred Rocks from the local 4H auction this August.

    Next year I plan to hatch a few out to do the process from scratch. My husband already plans to build at least 2 more coops. One for the Turkeys (we didn't have a choice but to put them with the chickens as we were not expecting them and we do know it is best to keep them separate). And one more to move the free range birds to. We plan to keep the current coop for the bantams.

    I look forward to meeting other foul people and learning from everyone.

    DaNel from Murfreesboro
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]it is good to keep the turkeys separate, they can get "black head disease" from chickens.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, DaNel, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Best of luck with your poultry plans!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC :)
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your poultry projects.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welcome to BYC from California wine country in the Western Sierra Foothills. :frow
     

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