Ten-year Eggie, Newbie to Meaties

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 19sarah90, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. 19sarah90

    19sarah90 Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Sodus, Michigan
    Hey all! I've been raising egg-layers for nearly ten years now, though the few the family has left are dwindling because mom hates them eating her garden. I am building a chicken tractor right now, inbetween thunderstorms at the moment, preparing for some cornish crosses. Once those are gone, however, I want to have some eggies or some bantams for show. Haven't quite made up my mind yet.

    Some things I'm wondering about: Keeping cornish crosses clean of dirt, parasites and hot-spots for fair. What exactly is "finishing", why does it have to be done.

    I've already posted my feed concerns in the meaty threads, and am looking for a spot to ask about the parasites. I'm sure I'll have more Qs, but I've got a couple weeks for the chicks to arrive.

    Thank you in advance for all the wonderful advice I just know I'm going to recieve from you! [​IMG]
  2. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Catawba NC
    I don't know anything about meaties and I new to eggies too.
    Please feel welcome though.
  3. tampitt

    tampitt Songster

    Jun 1, 2009
    [​IMG] Hi from Dallas.
  4. 19sarah90

    19sarah90 Songster

    Jun 8, 2009
    Sodus, Michigan
    Hi guys! I'm in southwest Michigan, by the way. Can't believe I forgot that little detail. [​IMG]
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida.
  6. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: