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Newbie from NC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NewHomesteader2010, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. NewHomesteader2010

    NewHomesteader2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Johnston County, NC
    Hello BYC!!

    I am happy to be here, and quite intrigued by everything I have seen so far. I am a new homesteader, we just purchased a little farm back in the middle of nowhere. [​IMG] The closest we are to a "town" is a good 20 minute drive - makes running an errand a bit more of a hassle. [​IMG] Our farmette came with it's very own chicken coop and we are SUPER excited to venture into the world of owning some chickens. [​IMG] From what I have researched, I am really interested in getting a few Cochins as I have heard nothing but great things about their disposition. Really, we want good layers that are children friendly. We have 4 children thus far and are hoping for many, many more. Of those 4, only one is a child (so far, and thus the many many more... ::lol), the others are pets, but who says they can't be "children" anyway? We are starting our garden this year and are hoping to really get things going, especially since chicken manure is suppose to be excellent fertilizer! We are in the process of finding where to purchase some feathered friends in the NC area and it seems the closest place is an hour away, they do not have Cochins though. [​IMG] I also liked the idea that they (from what I have read) are mousers!! I'm not sure though what would be best, [​IMG] I have seen a grey spotted hawk prowling our yard recently, and I fear he is looking for an easy meal. [​IMG] Sure hope chicken isn't on his menu, at least for now we don't have any for him to choose from!! Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself, and I welcome any and all suggestions you might have for a new homesteader/chicken enthusiast!!
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    Hi and [​IMG] ! [​IMG]
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Unfortunately, chickens are on a hawk's menu.
     
  4. seramaheaven

    seramaheaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to byc !!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    Utah
    [​IMG] for Utah. Congratutations on the homestead. I wouldn't just get cochins, I'd get one of each kind I could. and some goats too! Glad you made it! Look forward to hearing more.
     
  6. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We raise production reds witch are crosses betwen Rhode Island reds and Newhampshire reds.We sale day old and adult birds.They are realy loving birds.One time one of the hens laid an egg in my lap [​IMG].You can go to our web site at 4hillspoultry.com to see pics.


    Oh by the way we will be at the Burke county show in Morganton NC on march 5th selling week old chicks and [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  7. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    welcome to byc. from ct. [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    I liked the way you called it a farmette! [​IMG] BTW [​IMG] from a farmette owner in Ohio [​IMG]
     
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. If you have a hawk around, you will have to be careful with your chickens. Chickens are an easy meal. Good luck. [​IMG]
     

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