Starting My Lil' Home Chicken "Farm"

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

  1. MakMurrayFarm

    MakMurrayFarm Chirping

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    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

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  3. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

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

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    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

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    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

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    Great Intro! :frow Welcome to our FUNomenal community! Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  7. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    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

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    It is a long road to making chickens profitable. Good luck with your endeavors.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to the pulse beat of the chicken community Backyard Chickens :frow:frow
     
  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
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