Newbie From Oklahoma

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Turion1973, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Turion1973

    Turion1973 Chirping

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    I retired from the US Army about 5 years ago and this spring I graduate college with a teaching degree. The wife and I decided to start raising chickens, mainly to gather eggs for personal consumption. Although, we did decide to go with Bantam Silkies as a hobby. If everything goes great we are considering expanding and maybe start selling some of our chickens. So far we have, Rhode Island Red hens, Plymouth Rock hens, and Bantam Silkies both hens and rosters. I have no experience at all with hatching, but both the wife and I have both been raised on farms so we know a thing or two about chickens. On the other hand, my brother is very experienced in raising and hatching chickens with over 20 years experience.
     
  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Thank you for your service!:clap
     
  3. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You can use this link to contact members in your area - Find Your State Thread

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  4. Turion1973

    Turion1973 Chirping

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    You are welcome. I and the wife had been talking a long time about getting chickens. Now I don't have to worry about military life. We mainly got hens for the eggs but we are going to raise Silkies for pets and my daughter is thinking about getting into FFA and showing the chickens. This is a very popular around the school here. Showing cattle used to be the popular thing but now the chickens have found their way into the limelight.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    The Silkies you have should be helpful with hatching your fertile eggs...they are supposed to be great broodys.

    Thank you for your service and congrats on your upcoming graduation!
     
  6. Turion1973

    Turion1973 Chirping

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    We just got the Silkie eggs in the mail, the sender sent a extra egg. Now we have 4 eggs which are all in good shape. Weird thing is two of the eggs are much larger than the other two.
     
  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  8. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens!

    Are you going to get an incubator? Hatching chicks is awesome!
     
  10. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    :welcome
    So happy you've joined us! You will find a lot of great information and wonderful people!
    Thank you for your time in the service! Huuuua:thumbsup
     

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