New member from Josephine Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rtxcoon, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. rtxcoon

    rtxcoon New Egg

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    We bought a rural place (3 acres) near Josephine Texas in october of last year.
    got 10 baby chicks in that first week and raised them up from about 4 days old.
    We got the perfect set, 9 hens and 1 rooster, I picked a mix of buff orpingtons, jersey giants and cucka marans.

    Home made a tractor, and moved it out back further from the house, and bought a dog kennel
    for more outside space.

    heard the rooster crow for the first time the other morning while I was out feeding the baby goats, couldnt
    help but smile :)

    Cant wait for a little warmer dryer weather so I can feel comfortable letting the birds out in the OPEN.

    glad to find this place :)
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin.

    Okay, now I know where Josephine is. Your only about 200 miles north of me. Our flock stays outside all the time. They do have a small shelter that blocks most of the wind that they can get into. It never gets too cold here in Texas for them to be outside. Early on, when I first came to Back Yard Chickens, and was thinking about adding heat I was lucky enough to find this post:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/421122/think-its-too-cold-for-your-chickens-think-again

    Look on the left. The poster, Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain is in Alaska. If her flock doesn't need heat, here in Texas... Actually, ours seem to be laying better in the cooler months than in the hot, dry stuff we went thorough last summer.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  10. rtxcoon

    rtxcoon New Egg

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    thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

    I grew up on a farm in NW arkansas....a long time ago.
    back then the chickens and cows were CHORES...its so much more fun
    now doing it as a hobby!!!!

    thanks again!
     

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