Newbie family saying hello

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pionnier, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. pionnier

    pionnier In the Brooder

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    Hello there, my mom, kid brother and I just moved onto a property where we are allowed to raise livestock so now we can achieve our goal of breeding, raising and butchering 100% of the meat that we eat. We have no issues with eating meat in itself and we actually think that it's a good thing, but we don't like his animals raised for meat, dairy or eggs are treated in the mainstream food industry, so we want to give the animals that give us eggs, milk and meat nice lives, and peaceful deaths for the animals that give us meat as well.

    In addition to the dairy animals we are going to be raising (still deciding between dairy goats and Dexter cattle), we are probably going to be raising quail primarily because of how fast they grow to full weight and start laying, but because quail don't get broody ever, we would like to get ourselves a few very broody hens (from a smaller breed) to sit on the eggs, because we hate incubating eggs, and we will probably breed and keep around some chickens as well. Eventually we want to get some geese or ducks, and definitely some guinefowl, but that's a ways off.

    Thanks for reading
     
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  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
  4. MissMaple

    MissMaple Songster

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    :welcome
     
  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Welcome! I think raising your own food ethically and healthily is a great goal for any family. There are some very knowledgeable people in the gardening forum as well if you are looking to grow some of you own food and/or grow food for your animals.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    If you are looking for good , small breed broodies - get some real silkie pullets NOT hatchery stock . Hatcheries try to breed that "out of them," breeders do not.

    Check out the "Silkie thread," to find out more about them.
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I wish you the best of luck with your farming plans.

    Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

    There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - Find Your State Thread


    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  8. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  9. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    :welcome Welcome to BYC!!!
     
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  10. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Best of luck with all your plans!
     
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