New member from Tennessee

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lolalynn, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. lolalynn

    lolalynn In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm Lola. I have had chickens for around 3 years, started with 6 what I was told were RIR but as I learned more, they were ISA Browns, I still have 4 of the original chickens but have added many more to the flock over the past 7 months since we have move from a subdivision to a farm. I now have 28 hens and 3 roosters, having lost 4 (illness, weasel, and fox got 2) since we've been on the farm. I free range them and lock the up at night. I also just bought 25 chicks that I have in a brooder, and am trying to hatch 30+ eggs in an incubator for the first time ever. The fox got my pet Sussex hen and I had 2 of her eggs that I am hoping to hatch, even though they will be "muts". I have several kinds of chickens, RIR, Barred Rock, Dominiques, Cream Leg Bar, Sussex, Wyandotte, Araucanas, and ISA browns. I also raise meat rabbits, I have 12 breeder and 35 babies at this time. I have 5 goats and 8 pigs and working on fences to get some cattle. I am married with a blended family of 5, but we are now empty nesters. We both work full time jobs, even though our new farm is a full time job of it's own. In the move, be never unpacked the television, so we've been without TV for over 7 months. I've always heard television was the biggest robber of time, but didn't realize how much until now. Ever since I got my first chickens, I have turned to this site for answers to all my questions, but never joined. Thank you guys for providing such a vast amount of knowledge here with all us newbies!
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Hi Lola, I'm sure you know that "chicken tv," beats the other kind. No satellite dishes, no cable bills - no reruns, but everyday Chicken dramas, in full color. Welcome to BYC :frow
     
  3. lolalynn

    lolalynn In the Brooder

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    lol, yep! I have a stool pulled up to my brooder watching my chicks!!
     
  4. Gailens

    Gailens In the Brooder

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    Hi, Lola! Nice to hear your story
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    Great introduction
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi Lola and welcome to our community. Please enjoy your time here.
     
  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  8. lolalynn

    lolalynn In the Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome. I love the t-shirt Farmer Connie!! I told everyone at work I need an intervention, lol. They didn't listen, so this is where I am now and loving it.
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Wrangler

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  10. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hi Lola. Glad you decided to join the flock! :welcome I do hope you enjoy the site.
     
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