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Quickly becoming a chicken addict

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grannybones, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. grannybones

    grannybones New Egg

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    Hi
    I have been reading this site for weeks and decided I had to join. You all seem so nice and are good to each other.
    I am not new to chickens, but I haven't had any for years. It seems like a whole new world with so many choices!
    I currently have approximately 135 three week old mixed heavy brown egg layers -- a mix of straight run and some RIR roos. Tomorrow I'm going to start the sorting of definite pullets from definite roos. The rest will have to get a little older to tell. Of the breeds I know that I have--RIR, black australorps, cochins, columbian rocks, and EE's. There are also some mystery ones!
    I came upon BYC while looking for coops to build. My husband and I like to build and remodel, so we figured we would build a coop and a chicken tractor.
    We have a farm, so I garden and can a bunch of food for our large combined family. We both lost our spouses, found each other, and combined a total of 7 children (all adults now). The Brady bunch has nothing on us!! Add to that, 4 grandkids, one old dog, and some barn cats.
    We also like to camp, hike, and bike. We are retired- me from surgical nursing, he from UPS.
    Soon, I'll post pics of my chix. For now I am enjoying your pictures and stories.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Near San Fran Ca
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    Glad your here many of use need advise from more experienced folk and there maybe folks you could get advise from.

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  3. realmofthewoodsranch

    realmofthewoodsranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jeffro29

    jeffro29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from nc it is fun here with other chicken addicts!
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you decided to join BYC. I look forward to hearing about your coops and what breeds you have in your mix.
     
  7. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2008
    Eagan,MN
    [​IMG] from MN!
     
  8. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    [​IMG] from Alabama, Thats alot of egglayers !
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
     

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