TarzantheChickenMan is here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TarzantheChickenMan, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Songster

    Oct 1, 2009
    Guthrie, MN
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Lets see my first work was "Duck" My second word was "chicken"
    so i say shortly after birth i was hooked on chickens
    ive keep chickens most of my life other then while i was in college
    I raised broilers for my family every summer from the time i could lift a bag of feed. about 11 or so my dad and i build a huge chicken coop for me to raise layers and sell eggs to the neighbors i kept layers until i was a senior in high school
    i was an assistant judge a local fair for poultry starting in high school and when i was able to in college
    just got back into chickens 3 years ago when my wife and I bought a house lol i ordered birds as soon as we knew were closing the chicks arrived 5 days after we started to move in been doing layers for the kids and broilers every summer
    we started turkeys in 07 that went well until the neighbor dogs killed them all a week before i was going to butcher them but the successive batches have been much better so my third batch are doing great

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    not enough 50ish, 1 lonely guinea and 10 Royal Palm turkeys
    more as soon as i finish my new coop

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    assorted breeds barred rocks, Americana, new Hampshire red, dark cornish, dominique, Cornish rock cross
    hopefully i'll be getting orloffs and welsummers next spring
    my son wants to get some d'anver bantams

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    i found this place just looking for more information on the net so far i like it

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I hunt, fish, play with my kids and enjoy my family, life

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Lets see family first married to a wonderful woman we have 3 kids
    14yo daughter who wants nothing to do with the critters really other then the horse
    10yo son who is really starting to get into chickens getting him into 4H this fall hopefully he will be showing birds next summer
    also last but not least 16mo son who loves his chickens hugs and kisses them lol the future chicken man

    we have 2 dogs a Papillion and a patterdale terrier
    one stray kitten gone house cat
    a few goats and
    potbellied pig
    and a horse
    and 3 geckos

    lets see what do I do for a job
    I work with 14-18yo boys with chemical addiction issues
    Enough said in a perfect world I wouldnÂ’t have this job but as things are I would like to work myself out of one.

    So what have I missed lol
  2. Welcome to BYC
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

    Great intro

  4. mschickychick

    mschickychick Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Welcome to BYC. We are glad you're here.

  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    [​IMG] from WI. Nice to have you
  6. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    [​IMG] from Arkansas.
    I think you'll really like it here!
  7. Capone

    Capone Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Rhode Island
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  9. pringle

    pringle Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
  10. kipepeo

    kipepeo Songster

    May 26, 2009
    NC KS
    HI from North Central Kansas. Papillons big dog in a tiny dogs body [​IMG] or so they think

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