New Member from East TN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by may98, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. may98

    may98 Hatching

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    Hello all,

    I have 10 laying hens (5 NH Reds, 5 Dominiques) and 12 14-wk-old chickens (6 RI Reds and 6 Black Star). We've been raising chickens for about 10 months and we use all the eggs in our local community. We also raise rabbits and sheep, and we have 8 horses. I've read these posts on occasion as we've gone along, and I wanted to throw some of my thoughts out there for "review".
     
  2. huntinwidow

    huntinwidow Songster

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    My Coop
    Let me be the first to say [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  3. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT!
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    [​IMG] from another E. TN'er!!!
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from another East Tennesseean. Madisonville, TN here. We are glad to have your.
     
  6. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Songster

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    Hello, and Welcome![​IMG] I am also a new member and apparently we joined up at about the same time! You have been doing this longer than I have; I have only had a couple of months experience in it. I have 11 bantam chicks, 2 pea chicks, and 1 little pheasant chick that are a week old now that hatched out from eggs set by our little flock in an incubator. I have 2 more incubators going now. We have mostly a variety of bantams, silkies, and some really pretty specked/mottled bantams, I don't know their proper name. We also have white peacocks and golden pheasants. On our farm here in middle Tennessee we have registered black Angus cattle, numerous horses and donkeys, a few buffalo and a couple of emus. We have raised llamas and goats but don't raise them anymore. I wish that I could let my birds free range but I am afraid that all the varmints would just catch them and eat them! Between the coyotes, foxes, skunks, and yes, chicken snakes and hawks I am too afraid to let them roam around here loose. Are you able to let yours out to graze around the farm on their own?[​IMG]
     
  7. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Songster

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    Eagan,MN
    [​IMG] from MN!
     
  8. frogs n chickens

    frogs n chickens Chirping

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    [​IMG] from california
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
     
  10. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Songster

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    Welcome! I'm very new 12 wk w. silkies and EE's. We have lots of hawks, snakes, Dogs, cats, ect. No I can never let them out. Large coop and run. Good luck to ya!
     

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