New to BYC - Nebraska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ZurcherFarms, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. ZurcherFarms

    ZurcherFarms Songster

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    Hello from Nebraska!

    I'm not necessarily new to chickens, I grew up on a farm, and live on one now, but I am new to breeding and genetics. I've been a lurker here at BYC for years, but now that I have some really specific questions, I've created an account.

    I currently have a mixed production flock of 17, year-old, hens. These ladies are several breeds, including Buff Orpingtons, Black Sex Lincs, and leghorns, but the majority are hatchery cuckoo Marans that lay no darker than a three. I was very disappointed with them, and this has led me to breeding my own, higher quality birds. I have been hatching shipped eggs since November 2017, and I'm looking forward to breeding. I currently have Black Copper and Splash Marans, Silver Crested Cream Legbars, Ice Cream Bars, and Bielefelders, then I hope to use my best hens from my current production flock to make Olive eggers of varying shades. (I'll not be breeding my cuckoo Marans)

    Aside from chickens, our farm raises plants, produce, pork, and we'll be opening a small pumpkin patch soon. Personally, I love to write fiction.

    It's nice to meet everyone!

    Nicole
     
  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! (aka BackYardChickens)

    :welcome

    It's wonderful to have you here with us!

    Thanks for joining! If you have questions, you will find your answers right here, on this brilliant site.

    This site is FULL of all info you will want/need to know about chickens and all poultry in general (and even other animals). And full of active, and fantastic members, they're amazing.

    Hope you have a fab day!

    Best wishes!

    -Tov
     
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  3. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    :welcome:celebrate

    Glad you're here Nicole!
     
  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Hello & Welcome..:frow
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  5. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

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    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information, loads of fun, enjoy shake your tail feathers :woot:thumbsup:bun:welcome:wee
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hello, Nicole, welcome to BYC, and good luck in your breeding projects.
     
  7. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi Nicole and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
  8. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Crossing the Road

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    Hello:frow
    Welcome to BYC!!
    So glad to have you here!!
    Thanks for sharing your story!!
    You have come to the right place.
    There are many people on here that are ready to help in anyway they can!
    The learning center also has alot of great information on it as well!
    Enjoy!:wee
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the word

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    Hello Nicole and welcome to BYC! :frow

    So glad you decided to join us. Pull up a roost bar and enjoy the chicken chat! :)
     
  10. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy Nicole:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     

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