SAVAGE FARM~Introduction

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nana3387, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. nana3387

    nana3387 Just Hatched

    Jul 18, 2016
    West Virginia
    Hello there from the hills of Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Living wild and wonderful here on the Savage Farm!
    I started my "farm" right in my own backyard a little over a year ago. We don't have much land, but it is enough for what we have.
    Easter of 2015, I decided I wanted ONE chick. My mom agreed to get me that ONE chick thinking it would roam the fenced in backyard and sleep in one of our old dog houses.
    We finally got to Tractor Supply on the Friday before Easter, only to find that the minimum number of chicks you could purchase at a time was SIX. Mom was a little hesistant of buying six chickens, mostly because we didn't have the proper housing, nor did we actually know how to raise them. She went through though, and surprisingly bought me the Americanas, Bantams, and Rhode Island Reds that I happily picked out.
    Countless hours of reading BYC and other helpful articles gave me the help I needed to confidently raise these chicks (THANKS SO MUCH!) Funny thing is, the more confidence I had, the more animals I bought. Numerous times that month we had to go back to Tractor Supply to pick up supplies and such. Each time I would leave with more birds!
    I ended up with around 15 chicks and 8 ducks!
    We soon bought a big coop with a covered run big enough for all the animals. I was literally in Heaven everytime I would go in the backyard (I spent countless hours back there just observing.)
    Now, over a year later, we have over 50 chickens (our broody hen just hatched 10 chicks!), 15 ducks (we did have 20, but we sold a few due to having to cut down for the winter), 6 guineas, 4 rabbits, 4 goats, a pig, and 2 dogs!
    Our farm has grown so much in the past year and I can't wait to share all the exciting events with you!!

    If you're interested in reading more about the Savage Farm, go to
    I share all my stories, letting you get to know each and every one of my animals!
    Link is also in my bio! thanks so much
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2016
    [​IMG] Chicken math at it's finest ... LOL. Congratulations on all your livestock, and glad you joined us.
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! What a fab introduction, I've really enjoyed reading all about how you got started. It sounds like you have fantastic flock and congrats on your new chicks :D Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC :frow
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Wow, what a wonderful introduction!! Poultry sure are fun to keep aren't they?

    Well, you certainly have come to the right place to share your stories! So make yourself at home here and join in on the chicken chat.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
  5. Ladybirdmama

    Ladybirdmama Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 6, 2016
    BC, Canada
    Sounds awesome! Welcome :D Sounds like you're living the dream :p
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Congratulations - great flock and great mother, I hope you know that.
  7. nana3387

    nana3387 Just Hatched

    Jul 18, 2016
    West Virginia
    If you're interested in reading more about all my animals, go to

    I share all my crazy stories, giving you insight on the farm!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2015
    Don't worry about it..Chicken/animal math is no problem. Enjoy yourself, and welcome to our ever-growing group (might be group math). [​IMG]
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Chickens just seem to grow on you! One is never enough. lol

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