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New to the forum but I've been keeping chickens and other poultry five years.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Evan385, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Evan385

    Evan385 New Egg

    Mar 25, 2015
    Hello, my name is Evan and I am from East Tennessee. My mother and I have been keeping chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and guineas for about five years now. At one time we had over 200 chickens, around 25 geese, 18 ducks, 6 turkeys and 16 guineas. Between predation by pests, flying away off into the field, and unexpected illness, we lost a lot of chickens. A lot of the guineas took off and the German shepherd got out one day and killedabout half of the geese and ducks. Since then we have done a lot of work towards containing our poultry and keeping predators out. They do come out to free range when it's nice out but they go back to the barn at night. Recently I started investing in my own livestock, I currently have three female ducks, one male duck, and five ducklings. I also have 25 straight run Rhode Island Red chicks. My mother and I just went half-in on 13 Black Copper Maran pullets, 2 BCM cockerels, and 5 Blue Splash Maran pullets. BCM when bred to BSM makes Blue Copper Marans that go for $20 per chick ;). I do plan on getting 50-100 more Rhode Island Red pullets when I get my barn and chicken yard built.
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your losses! But it sounds like you are doing well now. You sure do have a big flock! Pretty breeds too!

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions, feel free to ask around the forums.

    Enjoy all your birds and welcome to our flock!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with all your projects!
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your losses![​IMG]
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    sorry about the losses - seems like dogs + chickens = dead chickens. You never hear about a chicken killing a dog. They need to be kept apart. Glad you joined us at BYC
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    So sorry about the loses. All are so hard to accept, but to lose them to another pet is very difficult. Hard lessons to learn, but you have already taken the steps to better protect your flock.

    Feel free to ask questions and enjoy the forums.
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I'm sorry for your original losses! [​IMG]It sounds like you have a nice flock now, though!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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