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This Is Our Retirement

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mike CHS, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Mike CHS

    Mike CHS In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2017
    Hi everyone! Mike and I (Teresa) are new to chicken farming. I had raise several chickens and guineas over 30 years ago, looking forward to enjoying them again. We are also on Backyard herds and have been for a few years.
    We purchased our place here in Tennessee 4 plus years ago, 2013. Took us 3 1/2 years to get the place fixed up, cleaned up and finally Moved here in June 2016. Still work to be done, more clean up, fencing building shelters. Finally ready to start so purchased 10 ewe sheep in Nov. all expecting, had 12 lambs between Dec and Jan. More work more building....

    Finally finished our chicken area a couple weeks ago. Purchased chickens 1 week ago. We now have 4 RIR hens and a beautiful RIR rooster. Also 4-8 week old Delaware hens and a rooster and 3 Buff Orpington hens. A few days ago we picked up 6 more week old B O chicks and 3 Artisan Gold Turkey chicks.
    Also have 20 + duck eggs (neighbors have duck laying eggs all over the place) in an incubator.
    So in other words, JUMPED IN WITH BOTH FEET ...lol

    We also have 3 dogs Pyrenees that stays with the sheep an Aussie and a Border Collie.
    It has been a lot of work but we are really enjoying it so far.
    Just sorry we had to wait until so late in life to live our dream. :)

    When and if we ever get everything else done that we want to do, finished.
    We are hoping to get some wood working done. Mike makes some beautiful stuff, I love to help and enjoy learning.
    I also dabble in crafts and refinishing/re-purposing.
    We also both love to cook, and we try to have no limits, Asian, Vietnamese, Greek, Indian. But Mikes all
    time favorite is to smoke Ribs and Pork Butt.

    Well I think that about sums it up, hope you enjoy the read.


  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Hi there Teresa and Mike - and welcome to BYC! I am so very glad you've joined us.
    It sounds like a very full and active retirement you'll be enjoying, I look forward to seeing you around the site!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Teresa and Mike, Welcome to Backyard chickens. I have a feeling you are working a lot harder now (at least physically) than before you retired.
  5. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Teresa & Mike [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Mike and Teresa, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Enjoy your chickens and your life - sounds like a lot of fun! [​IMG]

  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Teresa & Mike, it's nice to have you here!

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