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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cfjurgens, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. cfjurgens

    cfjurgens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I am in SW WA in a small town we moved to recently, waiting to buy acreage.
    I have 16 girls , all recently acquired (2 groups of 8, a few weeks apart). 3 are Isa Browns the rest are tiny x breeds. Silkiexbantam and speckledxfrizzle, and two which I think might be pekins. They are all rehomes and the Isa look like ex battery rescues. Facts/history scarce.
    They are pets and we love watching them and trying to understand their roles and personalities and relationships.
    I don't even eat eggs and the 8 first hens are laying like crazy having gotten fat and happy. The others have only been here 24hrs.
     
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  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard Chickens. We have a large aussie community here at BYC. You might like the Aussie thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island."
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome from South Australia nice to see more Aussies around :frow Sounds like you have a nice flock, if you have friends or family who do eat eggs I'm sure they'd enjoy them. Freshly laid eggs make a great gift, we're always giving them away even with just two laying hens. Too many :lol:
     
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  6. cfjurgens

    cfjurgens Out Of The Brooder

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    Fierlin I had a crazy egg baking day and made the family bacon and egg pi[​IMG]es and smoked salmon spinach quiches
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Always fun to see what folks do with their extra eggs..I sell them,
    then buy their food with what I make. Works out great. Even with
    just a few laying hens at once. In the summer, I usually have 5
    that can free range. They can't free range very easily in the
    winter here..too much snow, no grass or bugs. :D
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Your quiche looks good! Sometimes you have to get creative with the egg surplus. We sell a few, eat a lot and the extras go back to the chickens as a treat (cooked first).

    Thanks for joining us!
     
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  9. Fierlin1182

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    Yum! They look really good! I wish I was better at baking or more motivated to do it, because homemade stuff always has that nice taste about it :p
     
  10. cfjurgens

    cfjurgens Out Of The Brooder

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    V easy! You could buy pastry.As for filling- I just made it up as I went. 40 (!) Eggs from bantams, half a kilo of cheese grated, some milk a little self raising flour then in the big pie added bacon and salt and in the quiches smoked salmon, dill and spinach and whacked them into the oven. Just about my worst nightmare food wise but apparently delicious!
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