New with a few questions...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Timberlane, May 11, 2011.

  1. Timberlane

    Timberlane Out Of The Brooder

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am very new to chickens. I have 3 "starter" chickens I got from my boss. They are 4-5 years old and don't lay any more. I really just want them for eating ticks and cluster flies. I have 6 new babies coming in June to increase the demise of the ticks!

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 3 with 6 (or more!) on the way

    (3) What breeds do you have? 1 Aracana, 2 Rhode Island Reds. 6 Aracana on the way and whatever else strikes my fancy!

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google search

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Dogsledding.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I work for a Veterinary Diagnostic company as a chemist. We make tests for Companion animals (for Lyme, Heartworm, tick borne diseases) and livestock and Poultry (yes we have chicken diagnostics!) I have three sled dogs (not siberian huskies) and two cats. Learning to keep the chickens and dogs apart has been going very well. I think I am ready for some more. There are too many ticks at my house!!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    [​IMG] Glad you found BYC!

    I do not have any myself, but have been told Guinea Fowl are tuff on ticks as well.
     
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  4. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. TheChickenCameFirst

    TheChickenCameFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome Welcome Welcome from NH! [​IMG]

    I'm fairly new to chickens myself, though I've been hanging around on this site doing research for almost a year! I have 6 chickens, 12 weeks old, looking into getting a roo. (They need the protection!) I love the fact that they eat ticks... YAY! ( I HATE TICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] You'd know all about why! [​IMG] )

    Dogsledding? That's so cool! [​IMG]
     
  6. Timberlane

    Timberlane Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Tuff on the ears too!! If these gals don't work, I am not sure what I will do. I don't think dogs and quineas will mix well. It might be a constant chorus!

    Thanks all for the warm welcome!

    Jocelyn
     
  7. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. good luck with your birds.
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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