Newest of new members... for the next 5 minutes anyway

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by budkingston, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. budkingston

    budkingston Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    The internet is AWESOME!!! Years ago I learned about chickens the old fashioned way, I bought them and the weak ones died. The rest made it because someone at the feed store could answer questions or the library had a book that explained it all...

    Now, I look online and there is a thread with the exact information that I need. And the resident expert for the breed/illness/incubator/rooster, et al is a few keystrokes away.

    I have been raising chickens for years, mostly what they have at the feedstore or what people give me. Took a 16 year hiatius but my 9yo daughter wants to raise them so we have 1 Delaware hen, we call her Joe Biden, He is a turkey and a male, but it is a source of humor. We have an Aruacana hen (Pinocet), a Austrlorp (Farrah), a RIR hen, a White rock (Bobby), 3 barred Rocks and White Leghorn, plus 4 Aruacana mixes. They all have names and are pets.

    We had a RIR rooster named Rusty, once he reached maturity, he went to a farm, my daughter didn't want him to end up in the pot. I am guessing that others have had that experience.

    Looking to get more Delawares, Austrlorps, Buff Orpingtons, and Aruacanas.
  2. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
  3. Melty

    Melty Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Hamilton, New Zealand
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Named 'her' Joe Biden.

    Cute... you know the real Joe Biden just won the Nobel Hair Piece Prize.
  5. that_crazy_lady

    that_crazy_lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Rose, OK

    it's always more fun when you at least kinda know what you are doing. I can't tell you how meny chicks died in the first 4 years I had them [​IMG] but now like you I have started anew, but it's only been about four years for me
  6. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  8. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
  9. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
  10. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In

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