New member intro

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alabu, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. alabu

    alabu Out Of The Brooder

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    We are just getting ready to get chicks. When our kids were young they had heritage breed poultry that they showed in 4-H. Now that they have their own kids they have been wanting "us" to get them again. We were happy to oblige, but we may have forgotten a lot.
    We ordered mostly brown leghorns, looking for a breed that was not sitting ducks for the predators and some black star. Wanted some brahmas for pets but couldn't find pullet chicks.
    Married 35 yrs, homeschooled our 2 kids, 5 grand children and counting. We live on 36 acres and have goats and make goat milk soap.



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    We are just getting ready to get chicks. When our kids were young they had heritage breed poultry that they showed in 4-H. Now that they have their own kids they have been wanting "us" to get them again. We were happy to oblige, but we may have forgotten a lot.
    We ordered mostly brown leghorns, looking for a breed that was not sitting ducks for the predators and some black star. Wanted some brahmas for pets but couldn't find pullet chicks.

    Married 35 yrs, homeschooled our 2 kids, 5 grand children and counting. We live on 36 acres and have goats and make goat milk soap. We are just getting ready to get chicks. When our kids were young they had heritage breed poultry that they showed in 4-H. Now that they have their own kids they have been wanting "us" to get them again. We were happy to oblige, but we may have forgotten a lot.
    We ordered mostly brown leghorns, looking for a breed that was not sitting ducks for the predators and some black star. Wanted some brahmas for pets but couldn't find pullet chicks.

    Married 35 yrs, homeschooled our 2 kids, 5 grand children and counting. We live on 36 acres and have goats and make goat milk soap.
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, a part of your post got cut off but, no I am not new to chickens my first chicks I got when I was 7 I hatched them out of a borrowed incubator, and my moms friends hairdresser. We eventually had to get rid of those but I was able to get more this past year I started again with 5 RIR and 3 ameraucana, some dogs got 1 of each breed when they were 2 mo. old and then I had to get rid of my RIR roo he was getting mean with the girls and it isn't allowed you better be a nice roo or you are out, so this spring I started the year with 5 birds, I went to the feed store and got 1 leghorn, 1 silver laced wyandotte, and 1 blacktailed white bantam, the next trip I came home with an ameraucana, and then a week later my mother bought two more ameraucana and in 2 days I will have 4 ameraucana chicks and 2 ameraucana/RIR crosses
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Most of your post got cut off. You could try reposting .
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello & :welcome from Missouri :frow
     
  6. alabu

    alabu Out Of The Brooder

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    We are just getting ready to get chicks. When our kids were young they had heritage breed poultry that they showed in 4-H. Now that they have their own kids they have been wanting "us" to get them again. We were happy to oblige, but we may have forgotten a lot.
    We ordered mostly brown leghorns, looking for a breed that was not sitting ducks for the predators and some black star. Wanted some brahmas for pets but couldn't find pullet chicks.

    Married 35 yrs, homeschooled our 2 kids, 5 grand children and counting. We live on 36 acres and have goats and make goat milk soap.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I can only imagine that keeping chickens is like riding a bike - you'll get back in the swing of things before too long, I'm sure.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     

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