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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fryguy45, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. fryguy45

    fryguy45 New Egg

    Apr 6, 2016
    Ash Grove Missouri
    Its been awhile since I left the farm life and missed having farm fresh eggs. I joined the Army right out of high school and now that I have 2 young boys I thought why not give chickens a try to teach them some responsibilities. So know im starting a small urban flock for boys and myself.
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Thank you sincerely for your time in service and Welcome to Backyard chickens. Do you want layers/meat birds, pets for the kids or ???? You may want to join your state thread and ask others what breeds do best in your area etc. Just put state name in the search box. [​IMG]
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Ditto from us thank you for your service and welcome to BYC [​IMG]
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - I'm sure your kids will enjoy being involved in raising chickens.

    Best wishes
  5. fryguy45

    fryguy45 New Egg

    Apr 6, 2016
    Ash Grove Missouri
    Thanks to you all for the warm welcome. We live here in Missouri. Our family lives about 20 miles west of Springfield. The wife is wanting what she calls rare pretty breeds. Im just looking for egg layers. I think she has narrrow the search to 3 breed. They are Creamed Legbar,Easter eggers,and Jubilee Orpington. I just want some fresh eggs and get my boys involved into something other then Micky mouse clubhouse. When I was young boy growing up on the farm in rural Missouri we had usually 50 or so Rhoad island reds that used for eggs and them for meat when they stopped laying eggs. I sure this won't fly with the boys and wife. The will make these chickens pets. But I think this could also be a good lesson for them on difference between pet and livestock. Thanks for your support and have a great day
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Raising poultry is a great family hobby. Have fun with it!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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