Newbie in NorCal

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dirt Farmer, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Dirt Farmer

    Dirt Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2012
    Northern CA
    Hi everybody,

    I've been reading threads on BYC for sometime but decided to join after it was down for a couple days and I realized how much I missed it. I've been raising chickens for about 6 years. Last year I downsized my flock to prep for NPIP certification. Currently I have 2 light brahma cockerals, 3 light brahma pullets, 1 black Java cockeral, 5 black java pullets, 2 cuckoo marans pullets, 2 welsummer pullets, 2 ameraucana pullets; and in the brooder, 3 silver laced brahmas and 4 black copper marans. My main interests are the brahmas and javas. The rest are related to my wife's colorful egg basket project. I live on 10 acres in the foothills of northern California. Mild winters and brutal summers. I have a 8 x 15 main coop, a 8 x 6 secondary coop and a portable ark for isolation or early grow out. The chickens over 4 months old have passed all the blood tests for NPIP and I'm hoping to clear the on-site inspection on Feb 6. For those interested, now is a good time to get certified in CA. Due to a federal grant, the total cost is $100.

  2. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2011
    [​IMG] from Texas.
  3. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
  4. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. MyHappyChicks

    MyHappyChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2012
    I want to say welcome on board from SoCal. I did the same looked but never joined. I am also doing my NPIP certification. The federal grant makes it really nice. I am set to have my blood work done before the end of the month.
  6. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    [​IMG]from the chicken coop! Glad you could join us!
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Welcome to BYC from northern Michigan, glad you joined in :D
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio

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