New Member in SW Oregon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MouseBandit2, May 12, 2016.

  1. MouseBandit2

    MouseBandit2 New Egg

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    Hey everyone! I'm MouseBandit, from the SW corner of Oregon. :) We just bought a new property, and are getting busy setting up infrastructure for our chickies. We have 4 layers (auracanas) from last fall's hatch, and two new batches of chicks, a set that are 4 weeks old, including Blue Laced Wyandottes, Buttercups, New Hampshire Red, 3 Cochins, and two Polish girls. :) That batch belongs pretty much to the kiddos, as they earned the money and picked out the breeds, except for 2 Cochins, who will be my brooders. The younger batch is brand new, only 4 days old, and they are mostly Buff Brahmas, with a few more Auracana, and a few Australorps. We have slapped together an outdoor brooder shelter for them, and are working on regulating the temperatures between nighttime lows and daytime highs.

    We're looking forward to establishing a little egg-sales route next fall when everyone starts laying. We used to have a route, and it went awesome. My 8-year-old daughter is going to be involved in that, with her little flock of 2 auracanas, and 3 buttercups. :)

    I'm happy to have finally jumped in here! So much information!! Nice to meet you all!

    MouseBandit
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Congratulations on your new home, and welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You are the first 'mouse bandit,' I have come across. Is stealing from mice something new? [​IMG] I hope your daughter's future egg route will be successful. I used to get 35 cents a week to take a neighbors child to school with me - you sure can't build a nest egg with that.
     
  4. MouseBandit2

    MouseBandit2 New Egg

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    The nickname came from my childhood nickname (Mouse) and my husband's callsign name for his activities: Blue Bandit. When we got married, we became the Bandit family, LOL! ;-)

    Everyone around here buys and sells homegrown and homeraised goodies, and organic-fed, free-range eggs are a big hit. We used to get $4 per dozen for them! Not sure if the market has changed, but we're excited to get back into things! Even if it's not a big profit, it'll be great experience and learning for the kids about income and expenses, and encouraging them to find new, better, and cheaper ways of doing things, LOL! (The 8-yr-old is already talking about raising crickets to feed the chickens and cut down on store-bought feed, haha!)
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - good luck with your venture.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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