Returning to chickens as pets and providers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by grdnlvr, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. grdnlvr

    grdnlvr New Egg

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    Hello to all. I had a flock of Dominiques and Australorps several years back and had to adopt them out for one of my kids' health issues. This is not the case now and I have a Rouen duck, 1ea Buff Orpington, RIR, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Easter Egger and Black Australorp hens in chick stage (9 days old). I have about 5 acres that I love and my sweeties will keep the bug population down and help my compost pile to boot. Any and all suggestions are welcome. I am raising them as organically as possible. I drive 60 miles just to get certified non-soy organic feed for them! I use no non-organic products in my square foot garden patches or anywhere else on my property. I care about my soil bio-system and my healthy foods. I recycle as much as I can and repurpose when I find use for something.
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] it's great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]





    Good job at keeping the planet green [​IMG]



    BYC has a real nice learning center [​IMG]
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. TwoCrows

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

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    Good luck in all your adventures in life and enjoy BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your new chicks and your garden!
     
  6. grdnlvr

    grdnlvr New Egg

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    Thanks, just trying to do my part. The earth is not expendable, it is finite and we should be good stewards with what we are blessed with as best as we can.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and welcome back to poultry keeping.
     
  8. grdnlvr

    grdnlvr New Egg

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    Thanks for all of the replies! I'm sure I will have many questions to ask. I hope to be able to help anyone else that may have a question that I can be of assistance with.
     

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