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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jbull, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Jbull

    Jbull Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all!
    I'm new to raising chickens but not to agriculture. My family and I live on some property in East Texas where my wife and I raise cows and kids. I wanted to get started in chickens a long time ago, but my wife fought me on it after her bad experience around them when she interned with Sanderson Farms (long story). Anyway, I was finally able to force her hand into it because my daughter was sent home with 4 chicks from a project there (4th grade). We had a converted horse stall in the barn that she'd used to imprint some French Toulouse goslings last year, so the chicks went into there. Thus beginning my journey into the world of raising chickens. I went ahead and built a hen house/coop. It's been an interesting run thus far. All four original chicks turned out to be roosters!! I've since purchased (5) 20 week old production reds and have (8) chicks started in the barn pen. Looking forward to learning more!
    I'll post my coop project as soon as I figure out how.
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] what bad luck! Glad you got some hens, good luck with your chicken adventures.
     
  3. Jbull

    Jbull Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm enjoying it!!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think every school hatching project ends up with nothing but roosters. Oh well.....Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you onboard.

    CT
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    If you'd like to 'meet' other Texans, just go to the Search box and enter Texas...your state thread should pop up. It can be handy and fun to know others that are more local to you.

    Good luck with your flock, thanks for joining us!
     

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