SOUTHERN ILLINOIS!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LRH97, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I meant to do this a long time ago, but is anyone else in good ole Saluki Country?
     
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    dave3 Out Of The Brooder

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    i lived between Carbondale and makanda about 40 years ago. Really beautiful country around there. I now live in Olney, Il.
     
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  3. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! We live just north of Murphysboro. I do think it's quite pretty around here too. [​IMG]
     
  4. dave3

    dave3 Out Of The Brooder

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    What breeds of chickens do you have? I will be starting over with austra whites,black australorp and red sex link.
     
  5. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a nice selection of breeds. You should have plenty of eggs! We have a pretty diverse flock. We've currently got Black Sex-Links, Jersey Giants, Buff Orpingtons, RIR, Barred Rocks, SL Wyandottes, Dark Brahmas, Speckled Sussex, Polish, EE, Naked Necks, Welsummers, and a noisy little Houdan. (Hopefully I didn't forget anything!) This year I'll be adding White Orpingtons and BLR Wyandottes and re-stocking our Dorkings from our last fox raid. We've also got a flock of 17 bantams, two turkeys at the moment (Blue Slate hen and Bourbon Red tom), two guinea hens, and one fat Pekin duck who thinks she's a chicken.[​IMG]
     
  6. dave3

    dave3 Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW!!! You have a lot of breeds.Where will you be getting the white orpingtons from?We got are chicks yesterday from Rural King and went with austra white, buff Orpington and barred rock. We just could not wait. LOL!! So do you raise for eggs,show,sell of eggs and chicks or a little bit of everything?
     
  7. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm the same way. Hate waiting. Plus, almost every time I go to RK, I usually come home with more babies. I actually just came home with 10 more. (6 Light Brahma, three Black Sex-Link, and a SL Wyandotte) [​IMG] We bought our White Orps from Murray McMurray. I bought three, but only one is left. I don't know why, but the last two years have been awful with them. The chicks have dropped like flies throughout the first week they have arrived. Out of the 25 that I ordered, 13 are left. Anyway, my great-grandparents and my grandparents always kept poultry on our land for the essentials (eggs, meat etc.) and then I made a hobby out of it. It's now affectionately known as the hobby that's gone terribly out of control. (I'm a gulity chick-aholic) [​IMG] But we also raise for eggs, and we usually buy chicks and raise them for about four weeks and sell them off to those who don't want to deal with babies.
     
  8. brittynic

    brittynic Just Hatched

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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm in Anna We are new to chickens this year and have a variety of breeds like silkies, duccle's, polish, barred rock, OEGB, etc.
     
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  9. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice breeds! Good breeds for your first year too. You have several of my favorites as well.

    I know my flock and I will be glad when this heat spell is over. It's killing me! Hope your birds are keeping cool!
     

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