Ten-year Eggie, Newbie to Meaties

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

  1. 19sarah90

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    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

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

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    [​IMG] Hi from Dallas.
     
  4. 19sarah90

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    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

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

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