Newbie from the northern Catskills of New York

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The_Cedar_Lawn_House, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. The_Cedar_Lawn_House

    The_Cedar_Lawn_House New Egg

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    I'm planning on getting some chickens again. My family has kept chickens here for 100+ years but we stopped about 20 years ago. I did many chicken chores as a child, but I need to feed my brain some.

    Anyone want to recommend a book?
    "Storey's Guide to Chickens" by Gail Damerow

    I've got a large coop, about 12x25 and plenty of lawn off the road, but I also have plenty coyotes.

    Like most everyone these days, I'm on a tight budget. But with an existing coop, plenty of land and plenty of time, it seems like a good idea.

    I also recently started beekeeping again, 4 hives at the moment.
     
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  8. The_Cedar_Lawn_House

    The_Cedar_Lawn_House New Egg

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    Okay,

    I ordered:

    "Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry: Breeds, Care, Health" by Leonard Mercia

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    "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities" by Gail Damerow

    As I shoveled a path to the chicken coop, I began to question my sanity.

    Maybe some eggs over-easy will put me back on track.
     
  9. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    My family used to always vacation in the Catskills, I dont know about now but back when they were kids there was a decent population of Armenians that lived and vacationed there.

    I used to go to the Castkill Game farm, heard they were shut down though [​IMG]

    Oh you will question your sanity many days when it comes to chooks lol it is SOOOOO adictive!
     
  10. The_Cedar_Lawn_House

    The_Cedar_Lawn_House New Egg

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    Yeah, the Catskill Game Farm closed a couple of years ago. It is about 8 miles from me, many of my relatives/ancestors had worked there in their youth. It just wasn't financially feasible anymore, ironically, their last year was the best year they had in decades.

    What part of NY are you in? I think I would much rather pick-up chicks than order through the mail. Of course there are a few local places that could get chickens from Agway or similar.
     

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