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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gale65, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Hi-we've recently decided to get a few laying hens so I figured I should relearn all about it. About 18 yrs ago I raised layers, fancy breeds, ducks, and cornish cross but it's been so long and I can't remember a whole lot of how I did it (it was in my former life, most of which I've blocked from my memory-for my mental health). We currently live on a small livestock operation where we raise beef cattle and occasionally hogs, plus we grow crops. That's in addition to the 3 kids, dog, cat and 2 rabbits. Oh and the fish. [​IMG]

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Congrats and welcome to BYC...

    Jump right in.. in any section of the forum and there will be folks happy to answer any questions you have.

    Many of us who raise chickens in urban settings wish we were so blessed to be living in the country like you.
  3. Glad you have found a better life. Raising chickens will come back to you as you go along. And remember, we're here to help should you need us! [​IMG]
  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    [​IMG] and a Texas size: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    What kind of chickens are you planning on getting? [​IMG]
  6. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Quote:I have one of those too! Dh was just asking me something about my former life and I told him "IDK, that was somebody else. I don't remember much about her." [​IMG]

    Anyway, welcome Gale! I came here when I picked up chickens again after a long stint without them and this is an awesome place to get information! [​IMG]
  7. momofspoiledchicks

    momofspoiledchicks In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2009
    South Carolina
    Welcome! I think if you can manage to raise all those animals AND kids, chickens will be a breeze!! [​IMG]
  8. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Thanks for the welcomes. We're thinking about getting sex links so we know we're getting the right sex for sure-I worked at the grain elevator where we sold chickens and the sexing wasn't always 100% (we ordered them from a hatchery-we didn't sex them ourselves). We're only going to get 8 girls and 1 boy so I want it to be accurate. I only wanted 6 and dh wanted 12 so this is our compromise. [​IMG] In the past I raised all types of heavy layers, polish, and even borrowed a neighbor's white silkie to sit on some RIR eggs (that was a funny sight-that tiny hen trying to round up those big chicks). [​IMG]

    Oh, our kids are home schooled so this will be a good learning experience for them too. We'll incorporate it into our lessons somehow.
  9. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson, AZ and [​IMG] Sounds like a nice group of birds.
  10. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    [​IMG] From Maine!! [​IMG]

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