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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ziegenvine8469, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. Ziegenvine8469

    Ziegenvine8469 In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2014
    Savona, NY
    Hello. We recently bought an old 100+acre farm that hasn't been used for farming in many, many years. We are in the process of fixing up the house and the barn. We are hoping to get more chickens in the coming Spring. We presently have 1 rooster and two hens. Looking to add 20 layers and 20 broiler chickens to the flock along with some Guinea hens, ducks, and possibly a couple of turkeys.

    Besides the birds, we also have a 6 1/2 month old German Shepherd Dog (puppy) and a 3.5 year old pet bunny named Peter.

    We plan to add a couple of meat goats and some pigs in the Spring also. We have a lot of work to do and we both work full time off the homestead.

    Best wishes and thank you for your support!


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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. It sound like you've got a great place for raising livestock. My son-in-law wants to start raising some goats. I used to have some Nubian goats so I'm all for it and willing to help him in any way I can. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your house and barn fixed up, and in getting your layers and broilers.
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Nice pile of wood! One can never have enough wood for the stove throughout the winter.

    Stay warm and welcome to our flock!
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  4. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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  7. Ziegenvine8469

    Ziegenvine8469 In the Brooder

    Nov 17, 2014
    Savona, NY
    Thank you all for the warm welcome! We love our chickens and the fresh eggs they give us! Funny story- we bought them from TSC and they were all supposed to be pullets. Of course I named the one chick that I could easily identify - as we are fans of Big Bang Theory I named her Penny, Penny, Penny- within a couple weeks I found out why Penny was so easy to identify! She was a he- definitely not a pullet! So now we call her, oops him- Three Cent! Has anyone else ever had that problem?

  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Ya, there are a lot of surprise roosters! Even if you get them from the big commercial hatcheries, they only guarantee 90% the correct gender (though they usually do better than that), sex links are really the only chicks where you can be pretty much guaranteed to have all the correct gender.
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