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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LordUria, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. LordUria

    LordUria Out Of The Brooder

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    My name is Thomas and I currently live in Summerville sc. I have just started a small experimental farm at my parents house to go along with my college studies. I have started out with 16 chick this spring but do to predation, and one very hurt rooster, I am down to just 7. My girlfriend decided to name them all so ill post profiles of my flock at a later date. While studding horticulture technologies I stated to gain more interest in the full effect of nature and all species, be they plants, fish, birds, or animals. I hope to raise more animals in the coming years as part of my research of creating a fully functional, low input, self-sustaining micro ecosystem.
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Great to have you join us!! Good luck with your flock and studies![​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Your studies sound exciting. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  4. LordUria

    LordUria Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Plymouth rocks, 1 Rhode island red, 1 white leghorn, 1 buff orpington
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  6. LordUria

    LordUria Out Of The Brooder

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    The predators only attacked when they were out of the run free ranging. since then the roosters have matured and been very protective of the others, almost like a chicken army convoy. Even saw the largest rooster, Arsenal, actually took down one of the hawks that tried.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a nice mix of good dual purpose breeds. Of course the White Leghorn doesn't fit that description, but they are egg laying machines. I've had all of those breeds at one time or another, and still have some Buff Orpingtons in my flock. I love their beautiful feathers, and friendly, gentle temperament. My children, and now my granddaughter made lap pets out of ours. Good luck with your flock.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions. [​IMG] We're all here to help!
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     

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