Starting My Lil' Home Chicken "Farm"

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MakMurrayFarm, May 8, 2019.

  1. MakMurrayFarm

    MakMurrayFarm Chirping

    May 8, 2019
    Hey y'all!!!!
    I've been enjoying this site for many years.. But I decided to go ahead and make myself a member! I have always raised/owned chickens when I was younger. My husband and I recently (within the last year) got our own place! We live in South Georgia in a tiny town. When I was younger i raised silkies, and the love for them has followed me into my mid twenties. A few months ago we went to the Coweta Poultry Show and we bought our first several Silkies, and a pair of Seramas! I have a buff frizzle cockerel, a naked neck show girl pullet, and a satin silkie pullet. I only have 1 serama pullet, as the gorgeous frizzle cockerel suddenly passed away. They're all roughly 6-8 months old! Then I went a little buy crazy during chick days at TSC.. I bought about 40 silkies, and 4 POLISH !!! Never had polish chickens but I fell in LOVE and, now I've decided I want to pursue breeding them as well. I ended up having to have my 6th major surgery May 3rd, so I sold several of the silkie chicks that I purchased. I now have 8 silkie chicks, and 4 polish ( 2 are silver laced , and the other 2 are Mottled Houdans ) they have the COOLEST personalities. So I love my little farm that I've started! A little about me.. I have a year old Boxer female named Huntlee, and a year and a half old Yorkie named Harlynn! I have 3 step children, that I consider mine! My husband and I actually have a nice relationship with their mother, and coparent well! The kids LOVE LOVE LOVE that we have chickens, and enjoy the mini farm life I eventually want to become NPIP certified, and sell/ship eggs and chicks! I eventually (hopefully within the next 6 months) want to have different coops, with the breeds separated. Maybe even with trios or something similar to have pure colors. But that is just a hope, but I sure do hope I eventually can get that accomplished one of these days. The way I would love for this to work is for it to become a buisness/hobby for me while I'm in nursing schoo, past that also but you know what I'm saying. We all know extra money is nice, plus it coming from something I love and enjoy so much makes it that much better!!! My animals are my kids, and I totally baby every single animal I own! I enjoy writing so I'm sorry this is a long intro, but I hate to admit it probably won't be my last
    If anyone would like to post some advice it would be greatly appreciated. I need all the insight I can get regarding starting up my own little farm, in hope's of making it into a small "profitable"/buisness type of situation. Because a little extra money would be absolutely amazing right now. I don't even really know how to start up a little business type of situation with this would work, or the best way to even attempt it lol. I really am not sure on how separating my flock by breeds would work best, and things along those lines. Then just any helpful advice at all would be awesome! I would love to chat about this if anyone is willing to send some helpful advice!!! Much love from a fellow chicken crazy lady
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Partially Enlightened

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  4. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

    Nov 5, 2018
    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us and I hope you'll enjoy it here as much as we all do
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  5. Callender Girl

    Callender Girl Crowing

    Sep 18, 2018
    North Central Iowa
    Love your enthusiasm! Good luck with making your little farm profitable and returning to the wonderful world of living with chickens. Looking forward to your future posts. I am a former journalist so my posts tend to have lots of writing, too!

    I'm afraid I'm not much help as far as making your chickens pay off; I am trying to sell eggs this year, but since I previously gave them away, I feel guilty asking people for money. Someone here will have good advice, I'm sure.

    Welcome to the group, glad you finally joined!!
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  6. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Great Intro! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  7. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

    Apr 19, 2018
    New England
    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your flock!
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    It is a long road to making chickens profitable. Good luck with your endeavors.
    Last edited: May 12, 2019
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the pulse beat of the chicken community Backyard Chickens :frow:frow
  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
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