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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Longview, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Longview

    Longview Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning and Happy New Year! I was a member of this forum years ago, under the screen name Greenhaven. I stopped attending the forums when we moved off our acreage and into town, giving up the chickens in the process.

    We are back on five gorgeous acres, and are eagerly anticipating getting our flock re-started this coming Spring.

    I am interested in heritage breeds, and build my laying flock based first on usefulness, second on chicken color and third on egg color! I dearly loved my rainbow flock that I gave away several years ago.

    Look forward to seeing you all on the boards!

    Longview
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Welcome back!!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Let me be the first to welcome you back, and best of luck in re establishing your flock. or the second.[​IMG]
     
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  4. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
     
  5. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Welcome back, from Eastern Wa.
     
  6. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
     
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Welcome, my name is Tanya. Very nice to meet you [​IMG]
     
  8. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    Quote:[​IMG] back, from Ohio. Although I just joined myself, it looks to me like several of us selected to start the new year out by joining. What breed of hen do you plan on starting with? Of all the different chicken breeds out there, I like the Ameraucanas best. They don't lay the largest eggs, but I like the multi-colored hens and eggs I get from them. Good luck with starting your new flock.
     
  9. Longview

    Longview Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:[​IMG] back, from Ohio. Although I just joined myself, it looks to me like several of us selected to start the new year out by joining. What breed of hen do you plan on starting with? Of all the different chicken breeds out there, I like the Ameraucanas best. They don't lay the largest eggs, but I like the multi-colored hens and eggs I get from them. Good luck with starting your new flock.

    Oh, I have a looong wish list, lol! I would love to have some Buff Rocks, Araucana/Americaunas again, and Salmon Faverolles. This time I am also branching out into breeds I wished I could have had before but my coop was full. So I will likely be getting some Welsummers, Barnvelders, New Hampshire Reds, and definitely some Delawares. I also love the black Australorps, Iowa Blues, Blue Red Cubalayas, Buckeyes, and buttercups. i also wouldn't mind some Wyandottes, but now my figurative eyes are larger than my figurative tummy. :eek:)

    I would like to start with 20 as I have immediate room for that many, but I don't think it will be long before I expand.
     
  10. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Ohio
    Four of my hens are Araucanas/Ameraucanas, four are Golden Comets, and one is a black hen with white feathers on its head and neck down its breast. It was from my daughter-in-law's flock. She was going to butcher it, because she didn't like it for some reason. It is a good layer in my flock, and adapted right in. I also have four young pullets that hatched in our incubator. Two of them are crossed with Araucana/Americaunas rooster and Golden Comet hens. They look like Araucanas/Ameraucanas as they have the ear tufts and black feet. The other two are probably a cross between a Black Australorp rooster and Golden Laced Wyandotte hens, although the male parent could be a Ameraucanas as at the time of fertilization I had both roosters with my flock. Both of those look a lot like the Golden Laced Wyandotte hens I had at the time. I save two of the young roosters from the hatch because they are both multi colored and look a lot like one of the easter egg roosters (Araucanas/Ameraucanas) I had. I also had several more young birds from that hatch that we sold all the young pullets and butchered the rest of the young roosters. I had four Black Australorp hens but my wife told me I had to get rid of some of my hens, so she sold those.

    So many chickens so little space.
     

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