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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kelebek, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2009
    Orange Grove, TX
    Hello all -

    I used to be on BYC - but have been gone for about a year. In October 2011 we received an amazing job offer and jumped on it. At the time we were living in North Idaho and had a nice size flock of layin chickens along with about 20 muscovey ducks (and of course my goats, cows, horses, we ended up selling and rehoming all but 16 of my dairy goats.

    We now live just North of Corpus Christi TX and we are homesteading on 25 acres that we purchased. We brought 16 goats with us, who stayed at a "temp" farm where there ended up being some issues and lost 2 of my goats..... ugh - but we are up to 25ish goats going into winter.

    Although I didn't bring any birds with us - we realized very quickly that the "bug problem" was horrid - mainly ticks. UGH!!! My husband said NO to chickens or ducks because back home they liked to poo all over our porch..... but people were telling me about guineas. He said yes to them only because everyone said they would stay away..... so we went and bought 5 keets. I worked with them - and one got out and disappeared. Now down to 4. They were finally released in the goat pens and did so well hanging out with them and bedding down with them.

    Last week - I forgot to put the goats up before dark for bed - and my birds disappeared - i am devistated. I loved those birds and one of my lavenders would actually come up and sit on my lap to be petted. I can not find ANY anywhere around here - so thought I would pop on, update y'all and see if I could find some for sale :)

    so here I am - I am back!!!!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome back!
  3. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2012
    paicines, ca.
    welcome back. sorry about your loss.
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome back! [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your loss.
  5. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Hi and welcome back!!!
  6. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2009
    Orange Grove, TX
    thank you all! we are talking about making a 'mini tractor' that I can move around and getting 3-5 laying hens (NO roosters) and then we will get keets again. We have a pond that was here when we moved in and am hoping i can convince hubs to fix the liner and enclose it so that I can have my muscovey back. I really liked the ducks and the meat was amazing!

    But I need to wait to ask for anything else ... at least until I get him a hot rod to restore .... he has been so good about helping me out with pens for my goats, shelters, milk stands and now letting me repaint and what not the house :)
  7. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome Back! [​IMG]
  8. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Hello. Welcome Back! I am soo sorry for your loss.
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Welcome Back [​IMG]
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    :frow Welcome back! So sorry to hear about your guineas :hugs

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