Newbie in NorCal

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

  1. Dirt Farmer

    Dirt Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Dirt
     
  2. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Texas.
     
  3. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     
  4. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MyHappyChicks

    MyHappyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    [​IMG] Hi [​IMG]
     
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     

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