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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jenlbea, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. jenlbea

    jenlbea New Egg

    Mar 6, 2014
    Hi, I am Jenny. I got into raising chickens because I got tired of looking for people with yard eggs.I am not real new to chickens, but real new to chicks! I bought my first flock of hens from a guy going out of business, I then learned I had 4 Rhode Island Red, 4 Barred Rock, 3 Americana and 3 white hens. I loved them all, they followed me around and talked to me. But, we had a love/hate relationship when it came to my lettuce bed. Sad to say, we had wild dogs in the area and one night they tore my coop apart. Cry, cry.

    My friends talked me into trying chicks, they have had theirs about 8 months loved it. So, now I have 4 production Reds, 4 Austrloupe, and 4 Barred Rock. And bought 4 small guineas, but they could compete with the other chicks and the freezing weather.

    I have only lived in the woods about six years, moved in with my boyfriend after Ike. I am a retired Navy wife. My bf hopes to retire next year. We have 6 children between us and 19 grandchildren. I have found I enjoy country life.

    We raise a garden every year and I can or freeze everything. With our chickens, we also have 2 horses, a boar hog, and worms (red wigglers).

    Thanks for the site. Jenny
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Good luck with your new flock and welcome to BYC!
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hi, Jenny, welcome to BYC.
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2013
    Good luck with the chicks, they are lots of fun!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you for your time in service.

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