New Membeer saying Hi from Upstate NY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zookeeper5683, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. zookeeper5683

    zookeeper5683 New Egg

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    Hi...

    We have about 35 hens that are either laying or will be soon, have about 8 bantys that keep the barnyard free of bugs and so on. We also have 3 guineas to act as early warning alerts for anything in the coop or barnyard that might be out of order as well as to let us know someone has driven onto the property. We've got a few roosters in the mix as well and so far, none have come to blows.. We realize it's only a matter of time :)

    Our flock is made up or many varieties of chickens. We have some Americaunas, Golden Comets, Red Stars, and a good number of what we call "canardly's" because you can hardly tell what they are. They are pretty though.

    We've raised chickens many times over the course of the last 43 years and appreciate the fresh eggs we get. The girls get to range free during the day and roost inside for the night. We have a lighting setup to keep the hens happy and laying in the winter. We have it on a timer and a photo cell that triggers the on and off cycle.

    I look forward to learning more about ways to keep our girls and guys healthy and happy and productive.
    Thanks Everyone!
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  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Hi! Sounds like your chickens have a good life. Love the canardly breed :D. cute! I love your red hen too. What a nice picture. I hope to see you on BYC, Glad you are here!
     
  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice pics :)
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Melabella

    Melabella Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    I am from upstate NY as well, we are in Dutchess.. How about you? Love the setup of your chickens. I have fantasized about getting a few guineas as well,, but am learning first with the pullets. I ordered ten this spring, and ended up with 9 girls and one suprise roo!

    Good Luck, and keep those pics coming, the red hen is beautiful!

    MB
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC from Kentucky!





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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and[​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, zookeeper, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! 35 chickens - wow!! I work hard to keep up with half that amount. Best of luck to you!
     

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