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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by playrough87, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. playrough87

    playrough87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, All!
    I have been lurking around this website for months! I've been researching and thinking and grappling with my wants/needs. This weekend, we finally bought our first hatching eggs! I have a fairly extensive background with animals, as I spent my summers growing up on a horse farm in North Georgia (horses and llamas), was neighbor to a cow farm and chicken breeder, raised various pets all my life, and have recently raised a flock of ducks with my husband.
    We are excited for our eggs, expected this week. Here's what's unique about us. Our first chickens are pure Ayam Cemani from the Greenfire Farms bloodlines (not directly from their farm). We have an incubator awaiting their arrival, and a brooding box for when they hatch. We will begin building a custom coop for them from scratch, as soon as they hatch and we know how many chickens we need to immediately house. Our chickens will free-range around our large fenced yard during the day, and be cooped at night with a small run. The second part of our "uniqueness" is a location in the Florida Keys. Does anyone else on this forum live in or raise chickens in the Keys?
    Thank you all! Any advice will be very much appreciated, as all the research in the world will not give you all of the answers and prepare you for everything!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely do some posting in your state thread to see how your chicken neighbors do things.

    Good luck with your hatch and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] We're glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I hope the hatch goes well!
     

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