new here from columbia, tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by monita, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. monita

    monita Songster

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    hi.... i am from middle tennessee and just started raising chicks this spring. started with 78 chicks and 16 guinea for the sole purpose of cutting back the tick population around my house. I fell in love with my babies while they were in the brooder. sadly my fairly large flock of poultry has been reduced to 3... due to crows and a fox. i have 1 RIR Roo 1 white leghorn hen and 1 b.b. red banty hen. my banty hen just started setting eggs and abandoned nest so now i am incubating 10 eggs for the first time in a home made incubator. thank you to every one here at BYC for providing so much helpful info. i have been on this website for 3 straight! i think now with the help of BYC my banty eggs may have a fighting chance! [​IMG]
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Welcome Monita! Good luck to your banty eggs!
  3. SallyF

    SallyF Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Hi, Monita.... nice to find another Tennessean here. It's always sad to lose birds to the predators, but I guess it goes with the territory around here. We lost two hens and a rooster to what was probably a raccoon this past Julyst predator problem in 18 months. I wanted to replace the rooster but ended up getting two buff rock roosters from a guy in Pikeville; they were so pretty I couldn't resist. Then what I thought was a pullet that my broody hen had hatched turned out to be a rooster also. So now I have 3 roos and 7 hens and I'm getting about one egg every other day. Sometimes it just doesn't work! I've learned a lot from this website though and enjoy reading it daily. Good luck with your hatch!
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista


    My family lives in Columbia TN. [​IMG]
  5. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    [​IMG] and happy hatching!
  6. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from WI
  7. hi there fellow Tennessean! i'm over in the mountains enjoying my first chicks, who are 8 days old!

    hope you can fix your predator problem. good luck!
  8. monita

    monita Songster

    Oct 6, 2009
    Shelbyville, Tennessee
    fixed part of the predator problem... hauled the neighbors dogs off and invested in a pellet rifle... now if i can just dispose of the fox and crows! thanks for the welcomes!!! [​IMG]
  9. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    Thorn Hill, TN
    Welcome from an East Tennesseean!
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009

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