PNW homestead

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JCAS, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. JCAS

    JCAS In the Brooder

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    Hi, I'm a homesteader on 9 acres in the PNW. I had a small commercial flock, about 300 hens, of pastured layers in California before heading north to do things on a smaller scale. I brought my "hobby" flock with me, along with a few Muscovys, sheep, goats, retired horses, dogs, and cats. After a few years and a lot of fixer-uppering the new homestead is beginning to provide for me.

    I am breeding Black Copper Marans (and blue and splash) as my primary focus. They are a great farmstead breed that forage well and are great moms. They lay well and are also nice for eating. I also play around with a few Legbars. There are a few Ameraucanas and Olive Eggers flapping around, too. I like a colorful box of eggs in the fridge. Food should look as good as it tastes.

    I'm a proponent or suburban back yard chickens. I am also a Master Gardener and I try to combine the two topics whenever I am communicating with other gardeners (or soon to be gardeners).
     
  2. Rocky Rhodes

    Rocky Rhodes Songster

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    :welcome Glad you joined us.
     
  3. rjohns39

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    Hi and welcome to BYC:frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     
  4. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
    It sounds like you are joining us with a wealth of experience. We look forward to chatting with you in the forums!
     
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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G'Day from down under JCAS :frow Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out.

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock and/or other critters, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

    Including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Nice to meet you. Hope you'll enjoy BYC as much as we do :yesss:
     
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  10. Chickencrazy2018

    Chickencrazy2018 Chirping

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!
    That is amazing about your commercial flock of 300 hens! My ultimate Dream is to have a Hatchery! Although I haven't decided whether to lean towards Hatchery or Breeder.
    I'm glad you have joined and I'm sure I can learn alot from you!
    Especially Gardening. I love to Garden but don't always know the best ways to go about things!
     
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