Reintroducing Myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fernie, May 24, 2017.

  1. Fernie

    Fernie Chillin' With My Peeps

    We first started Raising chickens back in 2010 or 2011. At this point the start is a bit fuzzy. Crazy how much things can change in a few years. We have raised over the years Barred Plymouth Rocks, Jersey Giants, Faverolles, Orpingtons, Welsummers, Silkies, Sebrights, D'Uccles, and Nankins.
    Currently, we have twenty-one, five-week-old chicks that are growing like weeds. I have another twenty-five chicks coming in about two weeks. We have Black Sex Link, California White, Cuckoo Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Silver Grey Dorkings. I am hoping to add Brahmas, Nankins and some Silkies to the flock in the next year.
    At this point I could not even tell you how I found BYC let alone when I found the site. That would be an amazing thing if I could remember that. I have days I wonder what I am doing in this house with all these small people who keep insisting on calling me Mom. There are 6 children in the house. I know in a few years they will be moving out and on their own. Part of me is waiting for that day and a big part of me wants them to stay little and never leave.
    We have 9 cats, 3 indoor cats, 1 indoor/outdoor and 5 that are outdoor only. There are 3 dogs. 1 is a Saint mix that is at least 10 years old, a 5 yr old yorkie, and an 8 month old yorkie. We have 9 rabbits, 2 American Guinea hogs, 3 Mangalitsa Hogs, 2 goats and 4 sheep. Two of the sheep are ewes we will be breeding and the two males that are related to the ewes will be sold at auction come the fall.
    I knit a variety of things. ATM I knit teddy bears that I put up online for sale. I also love to bake from scratch. I read a ton. Currently I have 6 different books I am reading. I am insane about reading everyday. The minions have to read a minimum of one hour every day. Several of them grumble the entire time.
  2. cacknballs

    cacknballs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2017
    Republic of Tejas
    My Coop
    hi fernie!!

    got any pictures of all these birds and your coop set/up we could see?
    please and thank you.
    Last edited: May 24, 2017
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome back buddy!
    See ya soon:frow
  4. Fernie

    Fernie Chillin' With My Peeps

    We can get trailer loads of used shipping crates for cheap.
    The mini coop hut

    Coop Hut.jpg

    The chicks

    Chicks 1.jpg

    Chicks 2.jpg
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  5. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2017
    Poplar- Porterville CA.
    oh god how i love my barred rocks i even dress them up in skirts to show them off on youtube!
  6. Fernie

    Fernie Chillin' With My Peeps

    My favorites so far are the Jersey Giants, Orpingtons, and Faverolles. We have yet to settle on just tone or two breeds. Our plan is to have 2 or 3 breeds and just raise those.
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    :frow Hello, sounds like you have your hands overfull all the time :)
  8. Fernie

    Fernie Chillin' With My Peeps

    always busy. Keeps me on my toes and out of trouble. For the most part I stay out of trouble,
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    That I'd like to see! What's the youtube link? :pop
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Me too

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