New member from VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Suecarver, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Suecarver

    Suecarver Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley
    I have been mining this website for lots of great info, so I thought I should officially join and perhaps be able to eventually return the favor. Many years ago, my brother suggested that banties would be a good way to control the tick population. (That year, we had pulled 7 ticks off the kids and dogs in the first two weeks of June.) We got some silkies and were thrilled with the result. Since then, we have had some beautiful partridge cochins, and other assorted bantams. I finally decided that the bantams were too independent and have switched to standard chickens. A friend obtained some Rhode Island reds, barred rocks and buff orpingtons for me. After paying $20 for an organic roaster, I decided to begin raising my own and I have an incubator full of speckled sussex as a starter flock. But that thing about getting addicted is tough to fend off. I am now excited about getting some black copper marans or golden cuckoo marans..... I just have to figure out how to free range without the breeds becoming crossed.
  2. jazzyfizzle

    jazzyfizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2009
    Northern Ohio
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Sue! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
    Welcome to BYC from Western Washington. [​IMG]
  5. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  7. Suecarver

    Suecarver Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 18, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley
    Thanks to you all for the welcome. What a happy hobby/obsession![​IMG]
  8. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  10. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
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