New to site - been raising chickens for past 18 months

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Humboldter, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Humboldter

    Humboldter New Egg

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    Today I joined this site, but have lurked on it in the past, and have found this forum to be very helpful. Our family started raising chickens during the summer of 2011 with a flock of 10 orps buff hens. We added an austrolope and raised 3 silkies from chicks (all turned out ot be males!). We currently have 14 birds - 8 buffs, 1 austrolope, 1 silkie rooster, 2 americanas, and 2 welsummers. It's been a great experience for our family, especially 11-yr old son. We had great egg production this past summer and averaged about 200 eggs per month in May through June. We've had many of the usual trials and challenges - impacted oviducts, predator issues, brooding hen that we got to accept baby chicks, etc. Our chickens have several acres of pasture to free range on and are very aclimated to people and handling. Anyway, glad to be part of this "community".

    Ross
     
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    Welcome to BYC from Oklahoma Ross! Glad to hear that your chickens are doing well!

    Nate
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Ross, and [​IMG]! Glad you joined our flock and that you are finding BYC helpful! Best of luck in your future poultry pursuits!!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  7. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  8. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great to have you here. It's the best site for all things fowl. I got my chickens - in this lifetime - 19 months ago and still loving everything about having them.

    Love, Smart Red
     
  9. Death

    Death Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello And [​IMG] Glad To Meet Another Newbie!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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