New to Chickens in NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chefmmie, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. chefmmie

    chefmmie Hatching

    Mar 13, 2009
    Hi I'm chefmmie and will get my chicks from McMurray the week of 5/25. I have ordered Buff Orpingtons, Araucanas, Rhode Island Reds, and Barred Rocks-on the suggestion of my co-worker who has had chickens 7 months. We have already built a chicken yard and have a coop for them. We will build our nests and probably use a doggie crate-metal-for our brooder. Looking forward to learning lots and enjoying our chickens (and their eggs). Do any of you eat your chickens too? We are likely going to do that as well. My Mama grew up on a large farm and is going to show us how to ring their necks (or another method) and get them ready to cook. Any suggestions for that would be really appreciated.

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Hi and Welcome from North Carolina!!
    I do not know anything about killing and eating them, but I am sure someone here can help you! Good luck!![​IMG]
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    We just have chickens for eggs, but we are getting 25 meat chickens this summer.
  4. BaronRenfrew

    BaronRenfrew Songster

    Quick! cancel your order or forever be under the spell of these charming creatures. The fever will spread: one day you'll wake up and your backyard will contain ducks, geese, turkeys, quail, pheasants, and 14 breeds of chickens!

    Met a guy who was an alcoholic. He joined AA, bought a pair of ducks, and now admits this addiction is worse. He hired a backhoe to dig a pond and has a yard full of banded birds that are endangered species in their home territory.

    Poor bugger, he didn't make it out. (true story)
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. Hello and Welcome to BYC , glad to have you here . [​IMG]
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  8. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello [​IMG] & Welcome to BYC from New london NC
  9. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    Welcome and hello from Eastern NC. Yes we eat our chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys and rabbits.
    Any questions just PM me.
  10. Welcome to BYC! You will love it here [​IMG]

    -Austin from SC

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