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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tjatte, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. tjatte

    tjatte Hatching

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    Hi,

    We live in the San Francisco Bay area near the ocean in a rural area and have a small ranch where we raise chickens and horses. Currently, we have 2 flocks of pastured chickens each in their own large pastures. We also feed them veggies and fruit from our organic garden and orchard as well as the pasture and organic feed..

    We have raised chickens for the 27 years we have lived here. They primarily have been Barred Rocks, Aracaunas, Astralthorpes, and silver and gold lace wings. These hens were great layers, friendly, and cooed in the mornings and evenings to talk to one another, which I loved. Currently we have a flock of Barred Rock and Aracauna hens with 2 Barred Rock roosters which are very good at protecting them from intruders and calling the hens back if they venture too far. The other flock is from from Braggs Mountain poultry. We were promised hens but received 11 roosters and 12 hens after waiting 2 years to get them and our money being held for that entire 2 years. The Braggs Mountain poultry are voracious eaters (they have been during their entire 5 mos since we received them as babies) and the roosters fight amongst themselves and the hens amongst themselves. In the past we've had 2 roosters fight once in a while but not everyday and frequently.

    We have 3 cats, a 10 week old Turkish Kangal female puppy that is a livestock guard dog, and horses. We also are avid hikers.

    Tjatte
     

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I've had a similar experience when I ordered (and paid for!) pullets and received straight run chicks, 2 months late... Frustrating, isn't it? If you decide to rehome some of your extra roosters try posting in the Buy~Sell~Trade section. Good luck!
     
  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello! Greetings from Kentucky. We're very happy you joined!



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  4. leirob007

    leirob007 Chirping

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    WOW, I may have lost my sanity on that order. The only chicks I ever ordered was from Estes Hatchery out of MO. and I am pleased to say that they guarantee a 90% sexing rate. the orders of mine have been 100% correct. But Greetings from South Carolina.
     
  5. aaabirdman

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    Welcome to BYC
     
  6. turbodog

    turbodog Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! Seeing as you've raised chooks for awhile, maybe you know a thing or two. Feel free to share!
     
  7. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Songster

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    howdy neighbor :)
     

  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Songster

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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