Quick Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ZooCrew, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. ZooCrew

    ZooCrew Hatching

    Oct 26, 2015
    Hey, there!

    We started raising chickens this spring. All together we started with 40 barnyard mix chicks that we purchased from a friend. Once they started getting old enough we realized that we had A LOT of roosters. About a week ago we sent 16 to be slaughtered, and they are comfortably resting in our freezer. I was sure to give our neighbors across the way a couple since they were so patient and tolerant of our gang crowing all day and visiting their yard on occasion.

    Our country journey began about about four years ago, and we are enjoying it a lot. We're about a year ahead of schedule in our plan to add animals to our little homestead here. Along with the 20 or so chickens (we do still have four roos) that remain we also have four sheep that we are raising for food. It really is a lot of fun.

    I have enjoyed learning on the Facebook forum, and my four year old is a quick study in becoming a farm hand. She is the official egg gatherer. A job which she she takes VERY seriously. She has no problem standing up to a hen that doesn't want to give up her egg. LOL Hopefully, one day we'll get to experience the hatching process, but I don't think that will be for a while.

    I've poked around this site on and off over the years, and it is a wonderful resource that I am glad to have. This time around, learning about fermenting food is what brought me here. I have finally decided that I am going to start doing just that thanks to the simple post shared here on how to and why.

    Looking forward to learning a lot more here.

    Thanks for having me!

  2. Alright Tina [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are having the entire country experience [​IMG]

    Fermenting your feed is great as I started doing it due to the extreme heat here and the only thing I will put in here is make sure you drain off all the water and let it dry out a bit as the younger birds tend to get soft beaks ant that will cause problems or that was a problem I had and something ya might want to keep an eye on ......
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2015
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Tina. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Our children and granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loved our chickens and made lap pets of the calmer and more gentle breeds. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Tina, I would really enjoy photos of your daughter the "egg collector," Standing up to hens is not for cowards. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    Hello fellow Michigander! Be sure to check out the Michigan Thread - All are welcome!
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Tina, [​IMG]

    It's nice to have you here. It sounds like your DD is a natural born poultry person!
  8. 7littlegirls

    7littlegirls Songster

    Aug 18, 2015
    Long Island NY
    Hello Tina :frow welcome to BYC
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Tina!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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