SAVAGE FARM~Introduction


In the Brooder
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
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Mar 10, 2016
Chicken math at it's finest ... LOL. Congratulations on all your livestock, and glad you joined us.

Yorkshire Coop

Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Aug 16, 2014
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


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Mar 21, 2011
New Mexico, USA
My Coop
My Coop
Hello there and welcome to BYC!

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! :)


In the Brooder
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!


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).

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