New to group...hello from Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by james hill, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. james hill

    james hill Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all. I have been reading many posts from your forum for months, so I decided it was time to join the fun! My husband, two children and I live on twenty acres in a rural area of central Louisiana. I still work full-time, but my husband is retired. We raise Nigerian Dwarf milk goats, and I make cheese and soap from the goat milk.

    We have always kept "just a few chickens" to provide us with tasty yard eggs (and years ago my now-grown daughters exhibited chickens, mostly for 4H). Recently we decided to add to our chicken population with pure breeds. Mainly our interest is in eggs, and we are fascinated with the colored-egg layers! We purchased a couple of Marans and Ameraucanas, and have Penedesenca, Salmon Faverolle and Light Brown Leghorn chicks ordered and on their way to us soon.

    So glad to be joining your site...very intertaining and informative!
     
  2. james hill

    james hill Out Of The Brooder

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    ENTERTAINING, that is. lol
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I'm planning on getting some goats for milk as well. The cheese is amazing and I hear goat's milk soap is divine. Enjoy your chickens!
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and[​IMG] So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, james hill, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us. Best of luck with your chickens and goats and enjoy BYC!
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  9. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello James Hill, Greetings from Kentucky! It sounds like you have a beautiful flock of chickens! Goats too! Do you sell your cheese & goat milk soap? I've actually never tried goat cheese. Don't forget to check out the Other Pets and Livestock section right here at BYC as well! Here is the link:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/22/other-pets-livestock

    Also if you have not already check out http://www.backyardherds.com/forum/ It's a sister site to backyard Chickens.


    Welcome aboard!


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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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