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PNW 'Semi' hobby flocker

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angelfishfan, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. angelfishfan

    angelfishfan Out Of The Brooder

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    I am relatively new to BYC and have yet to introduce myself.
    I have a shy 3 acres about 1 hr north of Seattle, WA with a good sized barn. The barn is equipped with a good sized indoor/outdoor coop, but we let our birds free range as much as possible.

    Growing up my parents had 10 acres and we had Pekin and Blue Swede ducks. At one point the flock was up to 28 and we started with 3 birds lol. The birds were mostly pets, but we did enjoy the eggs come spring time.

    Right now my flock has:
    1 Khaki Campbell Drake
    1 Muscovy
    1 Pekin

    1 California White roo
    1 Cuckoo Maran roo
    1 RIR
    1 Ameraucana
    1 California white
    2 Barred rocks
    2 Silver Laced Wyandottes
    2 Wellsummers
    1 Silkie Mix


    Main purpose of our flock is for eggs, but we have eaten a couple birds after having behavioral issues. I have a 2 yr old daughter who adores the birds and all our animals.

    I am considering some hobby breeds now too, something with some awesome colorings and hair do's. Maybe some silkies, frizzle, polish or otherwise interesting looking ladies.
    We also have 2 barn cats, 3 goats, and 2 dogs.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    It sounds like you have a beautiful flock! Good luck with them.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  4. angelfishfan

    angelfishfan Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe you guys could suggest some fun breeds with some interesting plumage. I only have silkies, frizzle, and polish on my list of ones to research for consideration
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Though I've never actually kept any of those breeds you listed, I've seen plenty of them and met people who do keep them. If you really want an interesting bird, go with the Frizzle! Or, you can get a Frizzled Polish and have both the strange feathers and the crest.

    To research those breeds, go to the Breeds section: Chicken Breeds
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have a lovely group of breeds!!

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock. You may want to check out "Showgirls," they are a variety of silkie that was produced by a turken x silkie cross. Same good traits of silkies (docile, good broodies etc.) but, with a more unusual look. Showgirls refers to both sexes.
     

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