New to BYC California Central Valley

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sewandgrow, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

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    :)Hello,
    I am Karen in Turlock California. My husband & I are retired & live on 6 acres in an area that is heavy in Dairy cows, almonds & agricultural crops. We ourselves have Hereford cows in the pasture.
    I have my chickens & my husband has his Border Collie.
    Our grown children live here in their own places & we get to see our grand children everyday.
    I like to try new chickens & am after a colorful variety of eggs. I pretty much have always stuck to purbreds but am toying with the idea of cross breeding for different egg colors.
    I have 5 Cuckoo Marans hens, a trio of teenage Wheaten Marans & a trio of Black Copper Marans, a trio of Buff Orphingtons, a pairof Ameracuanas (very light turquoise egg) & a small assortment of other pullets.
    I have a trio of Welsh Harlequin ducks & several Black Swedish ducks that started with last years trio.I have a pair of Sebastapol geese,a Pekin duck & 2black runner drakes.
    I have been incubating eggs this year with some luck so I have about 20 something B/C babies of various ages & 3 Americuana chicks all doing fine so far.
    I would like to find more California chicken lovers. Is there a California Club?
    I have many hobbies, quilting, beading, crocheting, stained glass,mosaics. I have always been an avid gardener but physically limit myself now. Leaving the hard work to the younger ones.............LOL
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Welcome! [​IMG]
     
  3. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    [​IMG] from SoCal!
     
  4. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Ladymaran

    Ladymaran Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome Karen! You certainly keep yourself busy [​IMG] Don't know where Turlock is, but I am in the San Fernando Valley. I am fairly new to this site myself. I envy your flock of marans, LOL! I too am retired although I volunteer and watch my 4 y.o. granddaughter, and love to garden.
     
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon! I had a great aunt Pearl who lived in Turlock!! Miss her dearly, very sweet lady ;D
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Ah, the central valley. I spent the summer of 1980 selling books door to door from Fresno to Merced. Lots of amons, grapes, figs, cotton, tomatoes. What a great place to raise a family... and chickens... but as I remember it gets almost as hot there in the summer as it does here in Phoenix.

    Wish you were closer, we could swap eggs to hatch... I have pure bred Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucanas, some marans and some mixed polish.
     

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