New member from TN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jeff Mayfield, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Jeff Mayfield

    Jeff Mayfield Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all

    I started raising 25 black/red sex links last year for eggs and meat they were $1 each as chicks. One of them looks like a barred rock rooster. I kept 5 hens and the rooster over the winter but lost 2 due to a stray dog. I built a pen for them for when they were small. The 3 hens and 1 rooster have been free ranging for 6-8 months and roost in a large dogwood. The 2 layers (one hen had/has a bad leg since I got her and her vent never got large like the others) mostly lay in the basket I set up. I enjoy having them around and would like to get some that will go broody and have chicks that make good size fryers . The eggs I get have really dark yokes and a great flavor. I feed them some whole corn but mostly they find there own food. There seems to be a lot less ticks around.
     
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  3. ctibbitts

    ctibbitts Out Of The Brooder

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    After getting my own chickens...the eggs from the store just look and taste bland. I'm sure your Sex-links provide a good supply of eggs for you.
     
  4. Jeff Mayfield

    Jeff Mayfield Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't like hard boiled eggs before I had these now I've got to watch I don't eat to many of them. I ate a dozen in an hour and thought if I keep this up I'm going to get fat.
     
  5. ctibbitts

    ctibbitts Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds familiar! I want my wife to pickle some for me, but if she does I know I'll be fat! Maybe that's why she hasn't made me any yet.
     
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    Great to have you aboard and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
  8. McCoysOrps

    McCoysOrps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where in middle tn are you from I have heratige buff orpington chicks in three weeks if you want to upgrade from low chickens to some bigger harder chickens!
     
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  10. Jeff Mayfield

    Jeff Mayfield Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm about an hour and half south of Nashville.

    Are your eggs being brooded or incubated?

    How much are you asking?
     

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