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New to chickens, hello from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarcBinNC, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. MarcBinNC

    MarcBinNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I'm Marc and' I've been on the site a few weeks but never saw the intro forum thread so my wife suggested I make an intro. Since I'm smart enough to do what ChickenWifey says, I'm making my intro now :D

    We live in Mooresville NC which is 20 miles north of Charlotte and will be recognizable to all NASCAR fans as Mooresville is the Mecca of race shops.

    We have 15 3.5 week Wyandottes but only plan to keep 6 (we live in a neighborhood). We order eda Wyandotte 15 bird "variety pack" from chickensforbackyards,com. They seem like good birds and didnt loose a single one. They have such awesome personalities. We ordered 15 because it was winter and there was enough of a price break on shipping that 15 was about as economical as 6. My wife has found a nice 80 acre farm for the reaming 9 to go to when they leave our brooder.

    I'm also in the process of building a coop which we have gotten a bit carried away with. We will need about 10 years of 200 eggs per bird to get a return on investment on our coop! :lol: however much I joke about the cost, we are really enjoying the experience and since woodworking and building furniture is a hobby of ours it's really a lot of fun.

    We are thinking we'd like to get our kids into 4H and also see if they can show some birds...we'll have to see if we have anything show worthy once they are grown. If anyone is in our area and could tell us more about 4H events or other poultry shows, please let us know.

    Everyone on the site has been so friendly and egar to help/give advice. Thanks to all for making this site such an informative resource and such a friendly community! You are all awesome!
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome neighbor! I'm in Wilkesboro, about 90 minutes north of Charlotte. Y'all are going to love raising chickens. This site will prove invaluable in your endeavor. When your Wyandottes start laying eggs, you may very well have one or more girls go broody and hatch a few dittles for ya.
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. You might want to hold onto the chicks until you are sure you have pullets. Some variety packs could include some roos. I hope yours are all pullets. :thumbsup
     
  4. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Western Kentucky.



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  5. poultryman17

    poultryman17 Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome marc and chickenwifey. I have been on here for about two weeks and really enjoying it. Alot help in this community. Other people coop setups and chickey pics are great. Catch myself logging on at work to check things out. Again, welcome aboard.
     
  6. MarcBinNC

    MarcBinNC Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be cool but for now we won't be able to keep any Roos because we're is city limits and there is a noise ordnance. We do hope to get out of the city and find a nice piece of land so we can expand our flock and get a roo. I'd like to get into breeding one day.
     
  7. MarcBinNC

    MarcBinNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea, I find myself logging in a work to read forums myself. I won't tell your boss if you don't tell mine ;)
     
  8. MarcBinNC

    MarcBinNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all for the warm welcomes.
     
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    Thanks, we're wont planning on getting rid of any of them any time soon. We only need 6 to be pullets so our odds are good.
     
  10. ChickenWifey

    ChickenWifey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Hubby! Nice to see that you know enough to listen to me :)

    Here is the link to the thread that I just made https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/643932/the-diva-photo-shoot-my-chicken-children#post_8676799

    Tonight I thought it would be fun to do a chicken photo shoot :) They each have their own photo and hopefully we can get some help figuring out if we have Roos or not :) Plus we have been trying to figure out what they are gonna look like when they are fully grown to no avail. Some help with that would be wonderful too!

    I hope you all enjoy the pics :)
     

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