New to forum: Hello from Tucson, Arizona

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by desertmarcy, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. desertmarcy

    desertmarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been a member of Yahoo groups Organic Chickens and Rare Heritage Turkeys for a few years and finally decided to join this group since I've expanded my chickens. I went from a basic flock of mostly red sex-links for eggs to a hoard of new birds of various breeds: see my signature below! Kind of went crazy buying hatching eggs this winter. They are all growing fast and I've been working my tail off getting a new poultry area finished. Yes I know, one is supposed to have that all done BEFORE getting the birds [​IMG] I've had a series of horrible setbacks with bobcat attacks and I'm desperately working in the heat to finish the new area and get it completely secure to I can move the chickens to permanent quarters. I'm still learning how this forum works. There is a wealth of information here, thanks BYC!
     
  2. Deweydoodledo

    Deweydoodledo Out Of The Brooder

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    jwg423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will have a lot to contribute as well as getting ideas from others. Sorry to hear about the bobcat attacks.

    Beautiful turkey pic BTW. How do the turkey's fair in the Arizona heat?
     
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

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  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    congrats on the chicks

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  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  9. desertmarcy

    desertmarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the turkeys handle the heat better than the chickens, but they all need lots of shade here most of the year. I also use a mister in the pens when it gets really hot.
     
  10. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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