The Farmer's Lamp

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thefarmerslamp, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. thefarmerslamp

    thefarmerslamp Just Hatched

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    Hello,
    My family has been farming for as long back as records are kept. Of course, that's just the way they fed their families, but for us, it is a lifestyle choice. We live as close to the way my great-grandparents and grandparents taught me to farm and live as is possible in this modern day. As for chickens...I have loved them since I am able to remember. My grandmother taught me most everything I know about them and I am still as enthralled and crazy about them today as I was as a child. I look forward to learning from you all and maybe even being able to help others too.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] and Welcome to backyard chickens. Will you be getting the same breeds your grandmother had?
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Feel free to share your knowledge with us all here!
     
  8. thefarmerslamp

    thefarmerslamp Just Hatched

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    Thank you for your welcomes. I have had chickens for over 30 years. I have Speckled Sussex, Black Australorps, and Rhode Island Reds. I have 4 "mutts" My grandmother didn't care about breed preservation so she had all kinds and mixtures. I keep my breeds true. Thanks again for your kindness.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. You have some really good breeds. I've had all three of those breeds in my flock, at one time or another, over the past 50 years. I still have Black Australorps in my flock as they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets out of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. My children also made lap pets out of our Speckled Sussex, and they were such friendly birds that I've considered getting some more of them for my flock. Good luck with your flock.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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